Definition of Grime

1. Noun. The state of being covered with unclean things.

Exact synonyms: Dirt, Filth, Grease, Grunge, Soil, Stain
Generic synonyms: Dirtiness, Uncleanness
Derivative terms: Dirty, Dirty, Filthy, Grease, Grimy, Grungy, Soil, Stain



2. Verb. Make soiled, filthy, or dirty. "Don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
Exact synonyms: Begrime, Bemire, Colly, Dirty, Soil
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Foul, Contaminate, Foul, Pollute, Smear, Slime, Muddy, Muddy Up, Splash, Mire, Muck, Muck Up, Mud, Crock, Blemish, Spot
Antonyms: Clean
Derivative terms: Dirtying, Soil, Soiling, Soilure

Definition of Grime

1. n. Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained.

2. v. t. To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.

Definition of Grime

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English dot=), probably derived from Old Norse '''grimr''' or '''grimmr''' ¹

2. Noun. Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove. ¹

3. Noun. (music) A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop. ¹

4. Verb. To begrime; to cake with dirt ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grime

1. to make dirty [v GRIMED, GRIMING, GRIMES] - See also: dirty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grime

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grillworks
grilse
grilses
grim
grimaced
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grimacingly
grimaldiite
grimalkin
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grime (current term)
grimed
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grimily
griminess
griminesses
griming
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grimliest
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grimmest

Literary usage of Grime

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1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1795)
"grime, ils it my fault ? I tell you again, you had better be ... grime. In that bag. Item. Mordent is coming. -I know he will, for I know he (hall ..."

2. The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the by Elizabeth Inchbald (1808)
"grime. Well! Item. Did I not take you to Monmouth Street, make you cast your beggar's skin, ... grime. Very true; but you would not let me act my part. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1841)
"By Mr. grime. In this communication Mr. grime detailed the construction, and discussed the advantages, of an entire wrought-iron wheel, suitable for engines ..."

4. Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, Fifteen Months a Guest of by John McElroy (1879)
"In another minute two men with sponges had removed every trace of prison grime from his body, and passed him on to two more men, who wiped him dry, ..."

5. History of St. Andrews: Episcopal, Monastic, Academic, and Civil, Comprising by Charles Jobson Lyon (1843)
"During this episcopate, there was a furious) civil war going on between grime .king of Scotland, and Malcolm, afterwards the second of that name. ..."

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