narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass(noun)
German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
a police informer who implicates many people
eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage, grass(noun)
bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane(verb)
street names for marijuana
shoot down, of birds
cover with grass
"The owners decided to grass their property"
spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
grass, grass over(verb)
cover with grass
feed with grass
denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag(verb)
give away information about somebody
"He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
Origin: græs, from grasan (compare gers, gras, Gras, græs, gräs), from gʰreH₁- 'to grow'. Non Germanic cognates include Latin , Albanian grath. Related to grow and green.
popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture
an endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single
the season of fresh grass; spring
metaphorically used for what is transitory
to cover with grass or with turf
to expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc
to bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish
to produce grass
Origin: [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, grs, grs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. grs, Sw. grs, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. Graze.]
Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base. They include the "true grasses", of the family Poaceae, as well as the sedges and the rushes. The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns and grassland. Sedges include many wild marsh and grassland plants, and some cultivated ones such as water chestnut and papyrus sedge. Uses for graminoids include food, drink, pasture for livestock, thatch, paper, fuel, clothing, insulation, construction, sports turf, basket weaving and many others.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gras, n. common herbage: an order of plants (Gramineæ), the most important in the whole vegetable kingdom, with long, narrow leaves and tubular stem, including wheat, rye, oats, rice, millet, and all those which supply food for nearly all graminivorous animals: short for asparagus—sparrow-grass: time of grass, spring or summer: the surface of a mine.—v.t. to cover with grass: to feed with grass: to bring to the grass or ground, as a bird or a fish—(various perennial fodder grasses are timothy, fox-tail, cock's-foot, and the fescue grasses, Italian rye-grass, &c.).—ns. Grass′-Cloth, a name applied to different kinds of coarse cloth, the fibre of which is rarely that of a grass, esp. to the Chinese summer-cloth made from Bœhmeria nivea, which is really a nettle; Grass′-cut′ter, one of the attendants on an Indian army, whose work is to provide provender for the baggage-cattle; Grass′er, an extra or temporary worker in a printing-office.—adjs. Grass′-green, green with grass: green as grass; Grass′-grown, grown over with grass.—ns. Grass′hopper, a saltatorial, orthopterous insect, nearly allied to locusts and crickets, keeping quiet during the day among vegetation, but noisy at night; Grass′iness; Grass′ing, the exposing of linen in fields to air and light for bleaching purposes; Grass′-land, permanent pasture; Grass′-oil, a name under which several volatile oils derived from widely different plants are grouped; Grass′-plot, a plot of grassy ground; Grass′-tree, a genus of Australian plants, with shrubby stems, tufts of long wiry foliage at the summit, and a tall flower-stalk, with a dense cylindrical spike of small flowers; Grass′-wid′ow, a wife temporarily separated from her husband, often also a divorced woman, or one deserted by her husband; Grass′-wrack, the eel-grass growing abundantly on the sea-coast.—adj. Grass′y, covered with or resembling grass, green.—Go to grass, to be turned out to pasture, esp. of a horse too old to work: to go into retirement, to rusticate: to fall violently (of a pugilist); Let the grass grow under one's feet, to loiter, linger.—Spanish grass (see Esparto). [A.S. gærs, græs; Ice., Ger., Dut., and Goth. gras; prob. allied to green and grow.]
Is the name of a family and species of a wide variety of plants.
There are thousands of plants that are classified as grass.
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Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2580
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Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1948
Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Nouns Frequency: #1024
The numerical value of grass in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of grass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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