What does grind mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb(noun)

    an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious

  2. grind(noun)

    the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground

    "a coarse grind of coffee"

  3. drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork(noun)

    hard monotonous routine work

  4. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)

    the act of grinding to a powder or dust

  5. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind(verb)

    press or grind with a crushing noise

  6. grate, grind(verb)

    make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

    "grate one's teeth in anger"

  7. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil(verb)

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

  8. grind(verb)

    dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

  9. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute(verb)

    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

  10. grind(verb)

    created by grinding

    "grind designs into the glass bowl"

  11. grind(verb)

    shape or form by grinding

    "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

Wiktionary

  1. grind(Noun)

    A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.

    This bag contains espresso grind.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  2. grind(Noun)

    A tedious task.

    This homework is a grind.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  3. grind(Noun)

    A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  4. grind(Verb)

    To make smaller by breaking with a device.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  5. grind(Verb)

    To cause to rub together.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  6. grind(Verb)

    To rotate the hips suggestively.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  7. grind(Verb)

    To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  8. grind(Verb)

    To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  9. grind(Verb)

    To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

  10. grind(Verb)

    To eat.

    Eh, brah, let's go grind.

    Etymology: From grindan, cognate with Dutch grind 'gravel, shingel'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grind(verb)

    to reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  2. Grind(verb)

    to wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  3. Grind(verb)

    to oppress by severe exactions; to harass

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  4. Grind(verb)

    to study hard for examination

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  5. Grind(verb)

    to perform the operation of grinding something; to turn the millstones

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  6. Grind(verb)

    to become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn grinds well

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  7. Grind(verb)

    to become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  8. Grind(verb)

    to move with much difficulty or friction; to grate

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  9. Grind(verb)

    to perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to study hard, as for an examination

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  10. Grind(noun)

    the act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  11. Grind(noun)

    any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and uninteresting study

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

  12. Grind(noun)

    a hard student; a dig

    Etymology: [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. Grist.]

Freebase

  1. Grind

    The grind of a blade refers to the shape of the cross-section of the blade. It is distinct from the type of blade, though different tools and blades may have lent their name to a particular grind. Grinding involves removing significant portions of metal from the blade and is thus distinct from honing and polishing. It is notably done when first sharpening the blade or when a blade has been significantly damaged or abused A well maintained blade will need less frequent grinding than one which is not treated well. The terms edge angle and included angle can be important when talking about grinding. The edge angle is measured between the surface of an edge and a line running from the point of the cutting edge to the centre of the back edge. The included angle is the sum of the edge angles. All other things being equal, the smaller the included angle the sharper the blade and the easier it is to damage the edge. An appropriate grind will depend upon what the blade is to be used for and the material from which the blade is made. Knife manufacturers may offer the same model of knife with different grinds on the blade and owners of a blade may choose to reshape it as a different grind to obtain different blade properties. A trade off exists between a blade's ability to take an edge and its ability to keep an edge. Various grinds are easier to maintain than others or can provide a better shape over the life of the blade as the blade is worn away by repeated sharpening. In material science terms, harder steels take sharper edges, but are more brittle and hence chip more easily, while softer steels are tougher, and are used for knives such as cleavers which must be tough but do not require a sharp edge. In the range of hardnesses used for knives, the relationship between hardness and toughness is fairly complex and high hardness and high toughness are often possible at the same time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grind

    grīnd, v.t. to reduce to powder by friction: to wear down or sharpen by rubbing: to rub together: to oppress or harass: to set in motion by a crank.—v.i. to be moved or rubbed together: to drudge at any tedious task: to read hard:—pr.p. grīnd′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. ground.—n. hard or distasteful work: laborious study for a special examination, &c.—ns. Grind′er, he who, or that which, grinds: a double or jaw tooth that grinds food: a coach or crammer of students for examination: a hard student; Grind′ery, a place where knives, &c., are ground, or where they are sold: shoemakers' materials; Grind′ing, act or process of reducing to powder.—p.adj. harassing.—n. Grind′stone, a circular revolving stone for grinding or sharpening tools.—Keep one's nose to the grindstone, to subject one to severe continuous toil or punishment.—Take a grinder (Dickens), to put the left thumb to the nose, and to work a visionary coffee-mill round it with the right—a gesture of contempt. [A.S. grindan.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. grind

    1. [MIT and Berkeley; now rare] To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations. 2. [Unix] To generate the formatted version of a document from the troff, TeX, or Scribe source. 3. [common] To run seemingly interminably, esp. (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel. Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc. See also hog. 4. To make the whole system slow. “Troff really grinds a PDP-11.” 5. grind grind excl. Roughly, “Isn't the machine slow today!”

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grind

    A half kink in a hempen cable.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grind in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grind in a Sentence

  1. Richard Nieto:

    I would start with halfway between the middle setting on your grinder and the coarsest setting, if you find your coffee is sour, then grind finer. If you find it’s a little bit bitter, then grind coarser.

  2. Gen. Joseph Stilwell:

    Don't let the bastards grind you down.

  3. John Ryding:

    With August and September being notorious for initially under-reporting job gains, today's data add to the case that employment growth will pick up in October and the unemployment rate will continue to grind lower.

  4. Esty Dwek:

    Nonetheless, we believe that trade uncertainty and growth concerns will not vanish, so any reprieve on either subject will be welcome. We also believe that some earnings growth will be needed for equities to grind higher.

  5. Fellow American Bronson Burgoon:

    I don't know how I finished the way I did, i warmed up four times today. It was a grind out there. Obviously, Michael is playing really well. I was playing pretty good myself. So, I'll go get some rest and looking forward to tomorrow.

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