What does grass mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grassnoun

    narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

  2. Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grassnoun

    German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)

  3. supergrass, grassnoun

    a police informer who implicates many people

  4. eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage, grassnoun

    bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

  5. pot, grass, green goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke, skunk, locoweed, Mary Janeverb

    street names for marijuana

  6. grassverb

    shoot down, of birds

  7. grassverb

    cover with grass

    "The owners decided to grass their property"

  8. grassverb

    spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

  9. grass, grass oververb

    cover with grass

  10. grassverb

    feed with grass

  11. denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stagverb

    give away information about somebody

    "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"


  1. grassnoun

    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.

  2. grassnoun

    A lawn.

  3. grassnoun


  4. grassnoun

    An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.

  5. grassnoun

    Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.

  6. grassnoun

    Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.

  7. grassverb

    To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).

  8. grassverb

    To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.

  9. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GRASSnoun

    The common herbage of the field on which cattle feed; an herb with long narrow leaves.

    Etymology: græs, Saxon.

    Ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls. Jer. l. 11.

    The trade of beef for foreign exportation was prejudiced, and almost sunk; for the flesh being young, and only grass fed, was thin, light and moist, and not of a substance to endure the salt, or be preserved by it, for long voyages, or a slow consumption. William Temple.

    You’ll be no more your former you;
    But for a blooming nymph will pass,
    Just fifteen, coming Summer’s grass. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Grassverb

    To breed grass; to become pasture.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Land arable, driven, or worn to the proof,
    With oats ye may sow it, the sooner to grass,
    More soon to be pasture, to bring it to pass. Thomas Tusser, Husband.


  1. Grass

    Grass is the first single from Animal Collectives 2005 album, Feels. Pitchfork Media listed the song at #31 on its list of Top 50 Singles of 2005, claiming it is "as infectious as anything on the pop charts this year, and lots more fun to scream along with". The song was subsequently placed at #73 in the same publication's list of "Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s". Stylus also placed it in its Top 50 Singles of 2005 (this time at #44), praising the band's ability to "play tug of war between typical pop dynamics and the skewed perspective of experimental music". The title track was included in the 2008 book The Pitchfork 500. The single was released in the United Kingdom on both CD and 7" vinyl. On March 21, 2006, it was released in the U. S. and Canada (July 3, 2006 worldwide) with a bonus DVD; the DVD contains music videos for "Grass", "Who Could Win a Rabbit" and "Fickle Cycle", as well as a video and sound collage, "Lake Damage", made by Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance.


  1. grass

    Grass is a type of plant that belongs to the family Poaceae, characterized by narrow leaves, jointed stems, and flower clusters known as inflorescences. It is typically herbaceous and grows in tufts or clumps, often forming lawns or meadows. Grasses are predominantly found in temperate regions but also thrive in tropical and arid environments. They serve as a primary food source for many herbivorous animals and have various uses for humans, including landscaping, livestock forage, and as a raw material for paper, fuel, and construction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grassnoun

    popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture

  2. Grassnoun

    an endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single

  3. Grassnoun

    the season of fresh grass; spring

  4. Grassnoun

    metaphorically used for what is transitory

  5. Grassverb

    to cover with grass or with turf

  6. Grassverb

    to expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc

  7. Grassverb

    to bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish

  8. Grassverb

    to produce grass

  9. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Grass

    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

  1. Grass

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grass

    A term applied to vegetables in general. (See FEED OF GRASS.)

Rap Dictionary

  1. grassnoun

    See marijuana. "But I smoke 'em like grass, just like Cheech and Chong" -- Dr. Dre (Keep Their Heads Ringin')

  2. grassnoun

    Someone who informs the police.

Editors Contribution

  1. grass

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    There are thousands of plants that are classified as grass.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2016  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GRASS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grass is ranked #7301 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grass surname appeared 4,567 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Grass.

    86.2% or 3,938 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 265 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    3.9% or 178 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 91 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 78 total occurrences were Black.
    0.3% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2580

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1948

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'grass' in Nouns Frequency: #1024

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grass in a Sentence

  1. Robert Fulghum:

    The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

  2. Rafa Nadal:

    Since 2011, I didn't play a final on grass, so finally to win a title again after five years on grass is very good news for my game, for my mentality too and at the same time is another title, at this point of the season for me, every victory is important, every title means a lot to me. This is not confidence for Wimbledon, this is an important victory for me and I'm happy for that today.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.

  4. Belinda Bencic:

    The first time (on grass) is very special because you wait all year to get on the grass again, i feel like with every match, you figure out more what works on grass and what doesn't.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    Wherever the Turkish hoof trods, no grass grows.

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