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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greaves, crackling(noun)

    the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered


  1. greaves(Noun)

    The unmeltable residue left after animal fat has been rendered.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Greaves

    the sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called cracklings

    Etymology: [Cf. dial. Sw. grevar greaves, LG. greven, G. griebe, also AS. greofa pot. Cf. Gravy.]


  1. Greaves

    Greaves is a small lunar impact crater that lies near the southwest edge of Mare Crisium. It is a circular, bowl-shaped formation with a small interior floor at the center of the sloping inner walls. The crater is intruding into the northern edge of the lava-flooded crater Lick. To the northwest is Yerkes, and to the northeast is Picard. This formation was previously designated Lick D, a satellite crater of Lick, before it was given a name by the IAU.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Greaves

    grēvz, n.pl. the sediment of melted tallow pressed into cakes for dogs' food.—Also Graves. [Prov. Sw. grevar, tallow-leavings; cf. Ger. griebe.]

  2. Greaves

    grēvz, n.pl. ancient armour for the legs, of leather, &c. [O. Fr. grevesgreve, shin-bone.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. greaves

    Armour for the legs.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. greaves

    Were a kind of armor for the legs, worn both by the Greek and Roman soldiers; the latter having adopted them from the former. They were made of brass, copper, tin, or other metals. The sides were closed about the ankles with buttons of gold, silver, etc. This kind of defensive armor was at first peculiar to the Grecians. The Etruscans had them, apparently of rough hides, fastened behind by a single ligature near the middle of the calf; these subsequently gave way to buskins. Servius Tullius introduced the Etruscan greaves among the Romans; but from the time of the republic the word ochrea applied to the laced-up boots, which succeeded them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greaves in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greaves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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