What does graze mean?

Definitions for grazegreɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word graze.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. graze(noun)

    a superficial abrasion

  2. graze, grazing(verb)

    the act of grazing

  3. crop, browse, graze, range, pasture(verb)

    feed as in a meadow or pasture

    "the herd was grazing"

  4. graze(verb)

    break the skin (of a body part) by scraping

    "She was grazed by the stray bullet"

  5. crop, graze, pasture(verb)

    let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

  6. graze, crease, rake(verb)

    scrape gently

    "graze the skin"

  7. browse, graze(verb)

    eat lightly, try different dishes

    "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"


  1. graze(Noun)

    The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.

  2. graze(Noun)

    A light abrasion; a slight scratch.

  3. graze(Verb)

    To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.

  4. graze(Verb)

    To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.

    cattle graze on the meadows

  5. graze(Verb)

    To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.

  6. graze(Verb)

    To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.

    the bullet grazed the wall

  7. graze(Verb)

    To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.

    to graze one's knee

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graze(verb)

    to feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for

  2. Graze(verb)

    to feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse

  3. Graze(verb)

    to tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing

  4. Graze(verb)

    to rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall

  5. Graze(verb)

    to eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze on the meadows

  6. Graze(verb)

    to yield grass for grazing

  7. Graze(verb)

    to touch something lightly in passing

  8. Graze(noun)

    the act of grazing; the cropping of grass

  9. Graze(noun)

    a light touch; a slight scratch

  10. Origin: [OE. grasen, AS. grasian, fr. grs grass. See Grass.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Graze

    grāz, v.t. to eat or feed on grass: to feed or supply with grass: (obs.) to tend while grazing.—v.i. to eat grass: to supply grass.—ns. Graz′er, an animal which grazes; Grazier (grā′zhėr), one who grazes or pastures cattle and rears them for the market; Graz′ing, the act of feeding on grass: the feeding or raising of cattle. [From grass.]

  2. Graze

    grāz, v.t. to pass lightly along the surface. [Ety. dub.; perh. only a special use of graze above; perh. coined from rase (Fr. raser), the initial g due to the analogy of grate.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graze in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Ja:

    Eat in moderation and graze over a longer period, rather than gorge over a short time.

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