What does grease mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. grease(Noun)

    Animal fat in a melted or soft state

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  2. grease(Noun)

    Any oily or fatty matter.

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  3. grease(Noun)

    Shorn but not yet cleansed wool

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  4. grease(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  5. grease(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  6. grease(Verb)

    To bribe.

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  7. grease(Verb)

    To perform a landing extraordinarily smoothly.

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

    Etymology: From grece, from graisse, from crassus.

  8. grease(Verb)

    To kill, murder.

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Grease(verb)

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

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

  4. Grease(verb)

    to bribe; to corrupt with presents

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

  5. Grease(verb)

    to cheat or cozen; to overreach

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

  6. Grease(verb)

    to affect (a horse) with grease, the disease

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Julianne Hough:

    I think it's wonderful, I love musicals, i loved 'La La Land,' thought it was wonderful and redoing 'Grease' was really fun, I enjoyed it. I thought Julianne [Hough] did a great job.

  2. Vic Gold:

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

  3. Antwon Stephens:

    I think it is going to take a whole lot of elbow grease to keep this movement going strong, but this movement is most powerful because it’s led by students.

  4. The British-born , Australian-raised actress:

    I've realized over the years, especially when you go through stuff, that stuff isn't what's important, it took quite a few months to weed through boxes and storage containers. But it was a fun venture. It just took a lot of time and sorting and it started out really that I was just going to auction off the 'Grease' jacket and pants for my cancer wellness center in Australia. And then it kind of grew out of that.

  5. Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms:

    Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease and burnt crunchy bits.

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