What does GRIME mean?

Definitions for GRIME

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grungeverb

    the state of being covered with unclean things

  2. dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemireverb

    make soiled, filthy, or dirty

    "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"


  1. grimenoun

    Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.

    Underneath all that soot, dirt and grime is the true beauty of the church in soft shades of sandstone.

  2. grimenoun

    A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.

  3. grimeverb

    To begrime; to cake with dirt

  4. Grimenoun

    An English surname, probably derived from Old Norse grimr or grimmr

  5. Etymology: grim from a specialized note of grima. Possibly influenced by grim, grijmsel, grime, greme.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grimenoun

    Dirt deeply insinuated; sullying blackness not easily cleansed.

    Etymology: from grim.

    Swart, like my shoe, but her face nothing so clean kept; for why? she sweats: a man may go over shoes in the grime of it. William Shakespeare, Comedy of Errours.

    Collow is the word by which they denote black grime of burnt coals or wood. John Woodward, on Fossils.

  2. To Grimeverb

    To dirt; to sully deeply.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    My face I’ll grime with filth,
    Blanket my loins, elf all my hair in knots. William Shakespeare.


  1. grime

    Grime is a genre of electronic music that originated in London in the early 2000s, known for its fast, syncopated breakbeats and grim or gritty lyrical themes. Alternatively, grime can refer to dirt, soot, or filth that is difficult to remove, often accumulating on surfaces over time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grimenoun

    foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained

  2. Grimeverb

    to sully or soil deeply; to dirt

  3. Etymology: [Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. grma mask, sort of hood, OD. grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and E. grimace.]


  1. GrimE

    From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, LucasArts was well known for their point-and-click graphic adventure games, nearly all of which received high scoring reviews at the time of their release. Their style tended towards the humorous, often irreverent or slapstick humor, with the exceptions of Loom and The Dig. Their game design philosophy was that the player should never die or reach a complete dead-end, although there were exceptions. Many of the games shared similar game interfaces and technology, powered by SCUMM. After 1997, these games transitioned into 3D graphics with the GrimE game engine. Common features between the games include in-joke references to both other LucasArts games and Lucasfilm productions, as well as other running gags, such as Chuck the Plant and Sam & Max cameo appearances, that spanned numerous games. Most of the games were designed by the people with experience from creating preceding adventure games for LucasArts, whilst the same composers were involved in the majority of productions. In 2004, after a string of titles that never reached release, LucasArts ceased development on graphic adventure games.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grime

    grīm, n. ingrained dirt.—v.t. to soil deeply.—adv. Grim′ily.—n. Grim′iness.—adjs. Grim′-looked (Shak.), having a grim or dismal aspect; Grim′y, foul, dirty. [From a Teut. root seen in Dan. grim, soot, Fris. grime, a dark spot on the face.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GRIME

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grime is ranked #36477 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grime surname appeared 613 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Grime.

    95.2% or 584 total occurrences were White.
    2.2% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 11 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRIME in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRIME in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of GRIME in a Sentence

  1. Richard Doucette:

    I like to use Weber Grill products. Eric LeVine pay a bit more, but in the long run, they are worth it since they perform better and last longer, my grill brush at home has 2 types of bristles. One course for heavy grime and one fine for quick clean ups.

  2. Oxford University:

    The removal of the film together with the removal of dirt and grime has resulted in a significant increase in UV levels.

  3. Nikwax McLean:

    Dirt, by nature, attracts water — so if you have any patches of dirt or grime around the high-touch areas of your jacket, you will automatically attract more water.

  4. Baltimore Mayor Bernard Young:

    Stop tweeting and send federal help and federal resources to the city of Baltimore. Not just to the city of Baltimore, to urban cities around the country that are having problems with aging infrastructure, with crime and grime, and reduction in resources from the federal government.

  5. Lucy Wallace:

    I hate the idea of climbing into bed covered in the dirt and grime of the day.

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