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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grit, gritrock, gritstone(noun)

    a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

  2. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(verb)

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

  3. grit(verb)

    cover with a grit

    "grit roads"

  4. grit(verb)

    clench together

    "grit one's teeth"

Wiktionary

  1. Grit(Noun)

    A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing).

    Etymology: With early modern vowel shortening, from grete, griet, from greot, from greutan (compare German Grieß, Swedish gryta), from gʰr-eu-d- (compare Lithuanian gruodas ‘frost; frozen street dirt’, Serbo-Croatian grȕda ‘lump’).

  2. Grit(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada.

    Etymology: With early modern vowel shortening, from grete, griet, from greot, from greutan (compare German Grieß, Swedish gryta), from gʰr-eu-d- (compare Lithuanian gruodas ‘frost; frozen street dirt’, Serbo-Croatian grȕda ‘lump’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grit(noun)

    sand or gravel; rough, hard particles

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  2. Grit(noun)

    the coarse part of meal

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  3. Grit(noun)

    grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  4. Grit(noun)

    a hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  5. Grit(noun)

    structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  6. Grit(noun)

    firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  7. Grit(verb)

    to give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

  8. Grit(verb)

    to grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth

    Etymology: [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gret grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grjt, and to E. groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]

Freebase

  1. Grit

    Grit is a magazine, formerly a weekly newspaper, popular in the rural US during much of the 20th century. It carried the subtitle America's Greatest Family Newspaper. In the early 1930s, it targeted small town and rural families with 14 pages plus a fiction supplement. By 1932, it had a circulation of 425,000 in 48 states, and 83% of its circulation was in towns of fewer than 10,000 population.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grit

    grit, n. the coarse part of meal: gravel: a kind of hard sandstone: firmness of character, spirit: (pl.) oats coarsely ground, groats.—ns. Grit′stone; Grit′tiness.—adj. Grit′ty, having hard particles: sandy: determined, plucky. [A.S. greót; Dut. grut, groats, Ger. gries, gravel.]

  2. Grit

    grit, a Scotch form of great.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grit in a Sentence

  1. Ren Zhengfei:

    Hardships like this one will have a major impact on a person's grit and character. However, when she returns to Huawei, it doesn't mean that she'll be given greater responsibilities.

  2. Amy Klobuchar:

    Tonight is about grit, and my story, like so many of yours, is one of resilience, i announced my candidacy in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard. And there were a lot of people that predicted I wouldn't even get through that speech, but not the people of my state, and not the people of New Hampshire. Except, then they predicted that we wouldn't make it through the summer. We did. Then they predicted we wouldn't make it to the debates and Man, were we at the debate in New Hampshire.

  3. Ann Wagner:

    It's hard to do big things. I've passed a lot of bills -- this was hard. And to do hard things, it takes a lot of grit and gumption a little grace from God.

  4. Ronnie Wood:

    Keith Richards's a pleasure to work with, much more mellow. Keith Richards's open to more ideas, whereas before I'd kind of grit my teeth and go,' Keith Richards's gon na give me some s ** t for saying this.' Now, Keith Richards'll say,' That's cool, man.'.

  5. Mikheil Saakashvili:

    Nobody took her seriously when she was appointed. Everybody thought it was just a propaganda PR show and she would not reform, it was just for a short period of time. But she has this grit to really change things.

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