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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grapenoun

    any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters

  2. grape, grapevine, grape vinenoun

    any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries

  3. grapeshot, grapenoun

    a cluster of small projectiles fired together from a cannon to produce a hail of shot


  1. grapenoun

    A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on certain vines.

  2. grapenoun

    A woody vine that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine.

  3. grapenoun


  4. grapeadjective

    Containing grapes or having a grape flavor.

  5. grapeadjective

    Of a dark purplish red colour.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GRAPEnoun

    The fruit of the vine, growing in clusters; the fruit from which wine is expressed.

    Etymology: grappe, French; krappe, Dutch.

    And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger. Lev. xix. 10.

    Turn back thine hand, as the grape gatherers into the baskets. Jer. vi. 9.

    Anacreon, for thy sake
    I of the grape no mention make;
    Ere my Anacreon by thee fell,
    Cursed plant I lov’d thee well. Abraham Cowley.

    Here are the vines in early flow’r discry’d,
    Here grapes discolour’d on the sunny side. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. Grape

    A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters. The cultivation of grapes began perhaps 8,000 years ago, and the fruit has been used as human food over history. Eaten fresh or in dried form (as raisins, currants and sultanas), grapes also hold cultural significance in many parts of the world, particularly for their role in winemaking. Other grape-derived products include various types of jam, juice, vinegar and oil.


  1. grape

    A grape is a small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit that typically grows in clusters on a vine. It can be of various colors, including green, red, purple or black, and can be used in the production of products such as wine, jam, grape juice, jelly or raisins. Some types of grapes have seeds while others are seedless. Grapes are rich in nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grapenoun

    a well-known edible berry growing in pendent clusters or bunches on the grapevine. The berries are smooth-skinned, have a juicy pulp, and are cultivated in great quantities for table use and for making wine and raisins

  2. Grapenoun

    the plant which bears this fruit; the grapevine

  3. Grapenoun

    a mangy tumor on the leg of a horse

  4. Grapenoun


  5. Etymology: [OF. grape, crape, bunch or cluster of grapes, F. grappe, akin to F. grappin grapnel, hook; fr. OHG. chrapfo hook, G. krapfen, akin to E. cramp. The sense seems to have come from the idea of clutching. Cf. Agraffe, Cramp, Grapnel, Grapple.]


  1. Grape

    A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grape

    grāp, v.i. a Scotch form of grope.

  2. Grape

    grāp, n. the fruit of the grape-vine, or of any of the many species of the genus Vitis: a mangy tumour on the legs of horses: grapeshot.—n. Grape′-hy′acinth, a genus of bulbous-rooted plants, nearly allied to the hyacinths.—adj. Grape′less, without the flavour of the grape, said of wine.—ns. Grap′ery, a place where grapes are grown; Grape′shot, shot or small iron balls clustered or piled on circular plates round an iron pin, which scatter on being fired; Grape′-stone, the stone or seed of the grape; Grape′-su′gar, dextrose; Grape′-vine, the vine that bears grapes.—adj. Grap′y, made of or like grapes.—Sour grapes, things despised because they cannot be attained (from Æsop's fable of the fox and the grapes). [O. Fr. grappe, a cluster of grapes; from Old High Ger. chrapho, a hook. It properly meant a hook, then clustered fruit, hooked on, attached to, a stem (Brachet).]

Editors Contribution

  1. grape

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed or vine.

    Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 1, 2016  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GRAPE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grape is ranked #49636 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grape surname appeared 423 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Grape.

    90.7% or 384 total occurrences were White.
    4.4% or 19 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 8 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. parge

  2. gaper

  3. pager

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grape in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grape in a Sentence

  1. Miguel Torres:

    You can continue to plant tomatoes, beans, etcetera, if temperatures rise, but not the grape varieties we have today, we must find other varieties that are more resistant to high temperatures and drought.

  2. Amy Adams:

    Grape skins contain resveratrol, a powerful polyphenol. Polyphenols are compounds found in plants, which have been shown to benefit the human body. More specifically, resveratrol is part of the stilbenoid family. Stilbenoids are a natural compound produced by certain plants in response to injury. The purpose of stilbenoids is to protect the plant, similarly, resveratrol has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system.

  3. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart.

  4. Brian Wong:

    So, grape to raisin, you have to plump the raisin.

  5. Eric Dayton:

    The New York Times had done an article highlighting different Thanksgiving side dishes, for Minnesota, they named grape salad as our signature side dish. And no one in Minnesota had ever heard of grape salad... it was kind of a harmless example, but if we don't tell the rest of the country who we are, we end up with grape salad.

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