What does Grating mean?

Definitions for Gratingˈgreɪ tɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grate, grating(noun)

    a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

  2. grate, grating(noun)

    a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  3. diffraction grating, grating(adj)

    optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

  4. grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy(adj)

    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

    "a gravelly voice"


  1. grating(Noun)

    A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.

  2. grating(Noun)

    A frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  3. grating(Adjective)

    (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grating

    of Grate

  2. Grating(noun)

    a partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent

  3. Grating(noun)

    a system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; -- called also diffraction grating

  4. Grating(noun)

    the strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats

  5. Grating(adj)

    that grates; making a harsh sound; harsh

  6. Grating(noun)

    a harsh sound caused by attrition

  7. Origin: [See Grate to rub harshy.]


  1. Grating

    A grating is any regularly spaced collection of essentially identical, parallel, elongated elements. Gratings usually consist of a single set of elongated elements, but can consist of two sets, in which case the second set is usually perpendicular to the first. When the two sets are perpendicular, this is also known as a grid or a mesh.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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