What does graze mean?

Definitions for graze
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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Graze(verb)

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

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

  3. Graze(verb)

    to tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing

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

  4. Graze(verb)

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

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

  5. Graze(verb)

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

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

  6. Graze(verb)

    to yield grass for grazing

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

  7. Graze(verb)

    to touch something lightly in passing

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

  8. Graze(noun)

    the act of grazing; the cropping of grass

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

  9. Graze(noun)

    a light touch; a slight scratch

    Etymology: [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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. graze

    The point at which a shot strikes and rebounds from earth or water.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. graze

    The point at which a shot strikes and rebounds from earth or water. Grazing-fire, that which sweeps close to the surface it defends.

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How to say graze in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of graze in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Morgan:

    Clearly their bankers have whispered in their ears, alerting them that the grass is high in public markets and now is the time to graze because a drought is coming.

  2. William Ja:

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

  3. Jim Kenney:

    I had the opportunity to speak to the six officers, they're all in good spirits and obviously it was a very traumatic experience for them, i was talking to one of the officers who had the graze wound to the head and he had two little boys -- they looked like they were 9 or 10 years old, 8 or 9 years old -- and kept on thinking about how their lives would have changed with just a little more difference in space.

  4. Catharine MacKinnon:

    I've seen heads of companies get everyone together and actually say, 'We don't do this here. You don't come here to graze on the women'.

  5. Shane Lewis:

    You can rustle a chip packet and they know what’s in there, that makes them aggressive. Greg Piper said when Greg Piper visited the site, Greg Piper saw tourists holding out apples, bananas, corn chips and other processed foods to the wild animals, The Guardian reported. Kangaroos typically graze on grasses. A nutritionist for a zoo in Australia said disrupting a kangaroo's diet can result in aggression and health problems. ( Facebook/Kroosn Shuttle Service Pty Ltd) Disrupting the kangaroo’s natural diet can cause health problems, such as stomach ulcers, and cause aggression, according to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

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