What does grease mean?

Definitions for grease
gris; gris, grizgrease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grease, lubricating oil(noun)

    a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)

  2. dirt, filth, grime, soil, stain, grease, grunge(verb)

    the state of being covered with unclean things

  3. grease(verb)

    lubricate with grease

    "grease the wheels"


  1. grease(Noun)

    Animal fat in a melted or soft state

  2. grease(Noun)

    Any oily or fatty matter.

  3. grease(Noun)

    Shorn but not yet cleansed wool

  4. grease(Noun)

    Inflammation of a horse's heels, also known as scratches or pastern dermatitis.

  5. grease(Verb)

    To put grease or fat on something, especially in order to lubricate.

  6. grease(Verb)

    To bribe.

  7. grease(Verb)

    To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.

    To my amazement, I greased the landing despite the tricky crosswinds.

  8. grease(Verb)

    To kill, murder.

    Fatcats who can't be greased by the mob's money are greased the hard way.

  9. Origin: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grease(noun)

    animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind

  2. Grease(noun)

    an inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences

  3. Grease(verb)

    to smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon

  4. Grease(verb)

    to bribe; to corrupt with presents

  5. Grease(verb)

    to cheat or cozen; to overreach

  6. Grease(verb)

    to affect (a horse) with grease, the disease

  7. Origin: [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse; akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross, L. crassus. Cf. Crass.]


  1. Grease

    Grease is a 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The musical is named for the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture known as greasers. The musical, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School, follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love. The score attempts to recreate the sounds of early rock and roll. In its record-breaking original Broadway production, Grease was a raunchy, raw, aggressive, vulgar show. Subsequent productions sanitized it and tamed it down. The show tackles such social issues as teenage pregnancy and gang violence; its themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, sexual exploration during adolescence, and, to some extent, class consciousness/class conflict. Grease was first performed in 1971 in the original Kingston Mines Theatre in Chicago, located in an old trolley barn. From there, it has been successful on both stage and screen, but the content has changed drastically and its teenage characters have become less Chicago habitués and more generic. At the time that it closed in 1980, Grease's 3,388-performance run was the longest yet in Broadway history, although it was surpassed by A Chorus Line a few years later. It went on to become a West End hit, a hugely successful film, two popular Broadway revivals in 1994 and 2007, and a staple of regional theatre, summer stock, community theatre, and high school and middle school drama groups. It remains Broadway's fourteenth longest-running show.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grease

    grēs, n. soft thick animal fat: oily matter of any kind: an inflammation in the heels of a horse, marked by swelling, &c.—v.t. (sometimes pron. grēz) to smear with grease, to lubricate—also used figuratively, to cause to go easily: (obs.) to bribe—as in to 'grease the palm.'—adv. Greas′ily.—n. Greas′iness.—adj. Greas′y, of or like grease or oil: smeared with grease: smooth: fat. [O. Fr. gresse, fatness, gras, fat—L. crassus, gross.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grease in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of grease in a Sentence

  1. Vic Gold:

    The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.

  2. Italo Calvino:

    Novels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.

  3. Jeff Flake:

    A lot of people say [earmarks] grease the skids of legislating, that it helps us pass legislation, but it is not worth it.

  4. Julianne Hough:

    Grease’ is one of the movies that made me want to be an entertainer, and I have literally been waiting my whole life to play Sandy.

  5. Superintendent Ken Wallace:

    In the upper left, there is what appears to be pizza grease, i can imagine somebody taking this out over lunch and saying, 'I wonder what this is all about.'.

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