What does Grin mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smile, smiling, grin, grinning(verb)

    a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

  2. grin(verb)

    to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth, in a smile, grimace, or snarl


  1. grin(Noun)

    A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth

  2. grin(Verb)

    To smile parting the lips so as to show the teeth.

  3. Origin: Before 1000 CE - From grinnen, from grennian compare to grennan

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grin(noun)

    a snare; a gin

  2. Grin(verb)

    to show the teeth, as a dog; to snarl

  3. Grin(verb)

    to set the teeth together and open the lips, or to open the mouth and withdraw the lips from the teeth, so as to show them, as in laughter, scorn, or pain

  4. Grin(verb)

    to express by grinning

  5. Grin(noun)

    the act of closing the teeth and showing them, or of withdrawing the lips and showing the teeth; a hard, forced, or sneering smile

  6. Origin: [OE. grinnen, grennen, AS. grennian, Sw. grina; akin to D. grijnen, G. greinen, OHG. grinan, Dan. grine. 35. Cf. Groan.]


  1. Grin

    Grin is the fifth and most recent studio album by the Swiss thrash metal band Coroner, and was followed by their self-titled compilation album, Coroner. It is the result of the progression of their sound from previous albums, mixed with a more 'laidback' and experimental style which features a lot of repetition and longer song lengths, as well as use of ambience and samples in some tracks. The album split the band's fanbase - some thought it was their crowning achievement, and the pinnacle of their songwriting, while others accused them of 'selling out'.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grin

    grin, v.i. to set the teeth together and withdraw the lips: to smile with some accompanying distortion of the features, expressive of derision, stupid admiration, &c.—v.t. to express by grinning:—pr.p. grin′ning; pa.p. grinned.—n. act of grinning: a forced or sardonic smile.—p.adj. Grin′ning, making grins. [A.S. grennian; Ice. grenja, Ger. greinen, Dut. grijnen, to grumble, Scot. girn; allied to Eng. groan, Fr. grogner.]

  2. Grin

    grin, n. a snare or trap. [A.S. grín.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grin' in Nouns Frequency: #2711

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Grin' in Verbs Frequency: #643

Anagrams for Grin »

  1. Girn

  2. NGRI

  3. Ring


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Grin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    The soul's smile is better than the heart's grin.

  2. Alana Hubbard:

    Isabella lit up, she ripped her hat off with this huge grin and said, ‘Wow! You look just like me!’.

  3. Beverly Sills:

    I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin, I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter.

  4. CaddyShack:

    Judge Smails It's easy to grin When your ship comes in And you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile, Is the man who can smile, When his shorts are too tight in the seat.

  5. Dave Pomeroy:

    He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.

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