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ˈgreɪ tɪŋgrat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grate, gratingnoun

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

  2. grate, gratingnoun

    a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  3. diffraction grating, gratingadjective

    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, scratchyadjective

    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

    "a gravelly voice"

Wiktionary

  1. gratingnoun

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

  2. gratingnoun

    A frame of iron bars to hold a fire

  3. gratingadjective

    (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grating

    of Grate

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

  2. Gratingnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

  3. Gratingnoun

    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

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

  4. Gratingnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

  5. Gratingadjective

    that grates; making a harsh sound; harsh

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

  6. Gratingnoun

    a harsh sound caused by attrition

    Etymology: [See Grate to rub harshy.]

Freebase

  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.

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  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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