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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grit, gritrock, gritstonenoun

    a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

  2. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionverb

    fortitude and determination

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

  3. gritverb

    cover with a grit

    "grit roads"

  4. gritverb

    clench together

    "grit one's teeth"

Wiktionary

  1. Gritnoun

    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. Gritadjective

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritnoun

    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. Gritverb

    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. Gritverb

    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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  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. The Sooners:

    You have to find ways to win. We've won in several different ways early in the season, i think that bodes well because this team has some grit in them.

  2. Miles Robinson:

    We understand the intensity and the grit that it’s going to take to get a result that we want.

  3. Paige Kimball:

    They have a lot of grit, most of them will tell you they have been working on this for years ... they are just the top of the top, clearly.

  4. Aaron Nola:

    Just the grit from the guys, they were confident they were going to score runs. You could feel it. It’s pretty cool.

  5. Maha Yahya:

    What is very frustrating for many is that there doesn't seem to be a horizon. It's not like we have a plan - that we can grit our teeth and bear it for the next six months - and everything will be okay.

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