What does GRUNT mean?

Definitions for GRUNTgrʌnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GRUNT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grunt, oink(noun)

    the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs

  2. grunt(noun)

    an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker

    "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"

  3. grunt(verb)

    medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught

  4. grunt(verb)

    issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise

    "He grunted his reluctant approval"


  1. grunt(Noun)

    A short, snorting sound, often to show disapproval, or used as a reply when one is reluctant to speak.

  2. grunt(Noun)

    The snorting cry of a pig.

  3. grunt(Noun)

    A family of Perciformes fish of the family Haemulidae

  4. grunt(Noun)

    An infantry soldier. (From the sound he presumably makes when shouldering a pack before starting a road march.)

  5. grunt(Verb)

    Of a person: To make a grunt or grunts.

  6. grunt(Verb)

    Of a pig: To make a grunt or grunts.

  7. Origin: grunten, from grunnettan, frequentive of grunian, from grunnōnan, from ghrun-. Akin to grunnezzen (Modern grunzen), Old grünte "to grunt".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grunt(verb)

    to make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound

  2. Grunt(noun)

    a deep, guttural sound, as of a hog

  3. Grunt(noun)

    any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Haemulon, allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt (A. Plumieri), and the redmouth grunt (H. aurolineatus), of the Southern United States; -- also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys, Orthopristis, and Pristopoma. Called also pigfish, squirrel fish, and grunter; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken

  4. Origin: [OE. grunten; akin to As. grunian, G. grunzen, Dan. grynte, Sw. grymta; all prob. of imitative; or perh. akin to E. groan.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grunt

    grunt, v.i. to make a sound like a pig: to utter guttural sounds.—n. a short, guttural sound, as of a hog.—ns. Grunt′er; Grunt′ing.—adv. Grunt′ingly. [M. E. grunten—A.S. grunian; cf. Ger. grunzen, L. grunnīre; all imit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRUNT in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GRUNT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Danish proverb:

    Young pigs grunt as as old pigs grunted before them.

  2. William Osler:

    Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.

  3. William Osler:

    Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

  4. Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder:

    It's not without risk, (But) we'll put the grunt of Wesfarmers behind it.

  5. Rachel Bien:

    Many of the most abusive internships involving low-level tasks and grunt-type work are plainly illegal under this standard.

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Translations for GRUNT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الناخرArabic
  • fnyse, grynte, fodtusse, fnys, gryntDanish
  • grunzen, GrunzerGerman
  • γρυλλισμόςGreek
  • gruñido, gruñirSpanish
  • murista, röhkäistä, murahdus, röhkäisy, murahtaa, röhkiä, murisija, nurmiporaFinnish
  • grognement, bidasse, troufion, grognerFrench
  • असंतोष का Hindi
  • röfögés, morog, röfög, felmordulHungarian
  • gruno, grunarIdo
  • grugnito, grugnireItalian
  • gruntLatin
  • ngengere, ngō, ngunguru, whēnanau, kumukumuMāori
  • knor, gromDutch
  • grunhidoPortuguese
  • ворча́ние, ворча́ть, бурча́ть, бурча́ние, хрю́канье, хрю́катьRussian
  • homurtu, homurdanmaTurkish
  • 咕嚕Chinese

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