Definition of Grit

1. Noun. A hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone.

Exact synonyms: Gritrock, Gritstone
Generic synonyms: Sandstone
Derivative terms: Gritty



2. Verb. Cover with a grit. "Grit roads"
Generic synonyms: Coat, Surface

3. Noun. Fortitude and determination. "He didn't have the guts to try it"
Exact synonyms: Backbone, Gumption, Guts, Moxie, Sand
Generic synonyms: Fortitude
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Gritty, Gutsy

4. Verb. Clench together. "Grit one's teeth"
Generic synonyms: Clench

Definition of Grit

1. n. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.

2. v. i. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.

3. v. t. To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.

Definition of Grit

1. Noun. (Canada politics) A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing). ¹

2. Adjective. (Canada politics) Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada. ¹

3. Noun. Collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, swarf from metalworking. ¹

4. Noun. Inedible particles in food. ¹

5. Noun. A character trait that encompasses courage, fearlessness, or guts. ¹

6. Noun. A measure of relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper. ¹

7. Verb. To clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger; apparently only appears in ''gritting one's teeth''. ¹

8. Verb. To cover with '''grit'''. ¹

9. Noun. (context: usually in plural) husked but unground oats ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grit

1. to press the teeth together [v GRITTED, GRITTING, GRITS]

Medical Definition of Grit

1. 1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles. 2. The coarse part of meal. 3. Grain, especially. Oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats. 4. 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. 5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit. 6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude. Origin: OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. Greot grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. Gret gravel, OHG. Grioz, G. Griess, Icel. Grjot, and to E. Groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grit

grist mills
grist to the mill
grister
gristers
gristle
gristles
gristlier
gristliest
gristliness
gristlinesses
gristly
gristmill
gristmills
grists
grisy
grit (current term)
grit one's teeth
grith
griths
gritrock
grits
gritstone
gritstones
gritted
gritter
gritters
grittest
grittier
grittiest
grittily

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