Definition of Grass

1. Noun. Narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay.

Generic synonyms: Graminaceous Plant, Gramineous Plant
Specialized synonyms: Beach Grass, Bunch Grass, Bunchgrass, Midgrass, Short-grass, Shortgrass, Sword Grass, Tall-grass, Tallgrass, Lemon Grass, Lemongrass, Aegilops Triuncalis, Goat Grass, Wheat-grass, Wheatgrass, Bent, Bent Grass, Bent-grass, Broom Grass, Arrhenatherum Elatius, Evergreen Grass, False Oat, French Rye, Tall Meadow Grass, Tall Oat Grass, Brome, Bromegrass, Grama, Grama Grass, Gramma, Gramma Grass, Buchloe Dactyloides, Buffalo Grass, Reed Grass, Bur Grass, Burgrass, Cenchrus Tribuloides, Field Sandbur, Sandbur, Sandspur, Finger Grass, Cortaderia Selloana, Pampas Grass, Arundo Richardii, Cortaderia Richardii, Plumed Tussock, Toe Toe, Toetoe, Bahama Grass, Bermuda Grass, Cynodon Dactylon, Devil Grass, Doob, Kweek, Scutch Grass, Star Grass, Cynodon Plectostachyum, Giant Star Grass, Cocksfoot, Cockspur, Dactylis Glomerata, Orchard Grass, Crab Grass, Crabgrass, Finger Grass, Lyme Grass, Wild Rye, Bay Grass, Love Grass, Plume Grass, Fescue, Fescue Grass, Festuca Elatior, Meadow Fescue, Festuca Ovina, Sheep Fescue, Sheep's Fescue, Silver Grass, Holcus Lanatus, Velvet Grass, Yorkshire Fog, Creeping Soft Grass, Holcus Mollis, Rye Grass, Ryegrass, Muhlenbergia Schreberi, Nimble Will, Nimblewill, Dallis Grass, Dallisgrass, Paspalum, Paspalum Dilatatum, Bahia Grass, Paspalum Notatum, Knotgrass, Paspalum Distichum, Fountain Grass, Pennisetum Ruppelii, Pennisetum Setaceum, Feathertop, Feathertop Grass, Pennistum Villosum, Gardener's Garters, Lady's Laces, Phalaris Arundinacea, Reed Canary Grass, Ribbon Grass, Birdseed Grass, Canary Grass, Phalaris Canariensis, Harding Grass, Hardinggrass, Phalaris Aquatica, Phalaris Tuberosa, Toowomba Canary Grass, Herd's Grass, Phleum Pratense, Timothy, Blue Grass, Bluegrass, Meadow Grass, Meadowgrass, Munj, Munja, Saccharum Bengalense, Saccharum Munja, Andropogon Furcatus, Andropogon Gerardii, Blue Stem, Bluestem, Cord Grass, Cordgrass, Drop-seed, Dropseed, Rush Grass, Rush-grass, Buffalo Grass, St. Augustine Grass, Stenotaphrum Secundatum, Cereal, Cereal Grass, Zoysia
Derivative terms: Grassy

2. Verb. Shoot down, of birds.
Generic synonyms: Hit, Pip, Shoot

3. Noun. German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927).
Exact synonyms: Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

4. Verb. Cover with grass. "The owners decided to grass their property"
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. A police informer who implicates many people.

6. Verb. Spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach.
Generic synonyms: Open, Spread, Spread Out, Unfold

7. Noun. Bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle.
Exact synonyms: Eatage, Forage, Pasturage, Pasture
Generic synonyms: Fodder
Derivative terms: Forage, Pasture, Pasture, Pasture, Pasture

8. Verb. Cover with grass.
Exact synonyms: Grass Over
Generic synonyms: Cover, Spread Over

9. Noun. Street names for marijuana.
Exact synonyms: Dope, Gage, Green Goddess, Locoweed, Mary Jane, Pot, Sens, Sess, Skunk, Smoke, Weed
Generic synonyms: Cannabis, Ganja, Marihuana, Marijuana
Derivative terms: Dope, Dope, Smoke

10. Verb. Feed with grass.
Generic synonyms: Crop, Graze, Pasture

11. Verb. Give away information about somebody. "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
Exact synonyms: Betray, Denounce, Give Away, Rat, Shit, Shop, Snitch, Stag, Tell On
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Sell Out
Derivative terms: Betrayer, Rat, Ratter, Ratting, Shit, Shit, Snitch, Snitcher

Definition of Grass

1. n. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture.

2. v. t. To cover with grass or with turf.

3. v. i. To produce grass.

Definition of Grass

1. Noun. (countable uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain. ¹

2. Noun. A lawn. ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable slang) Marijuana. ¹

4. Noun. (countable slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities. ¹

5. Noun. (uncountable physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference. ¹

6. Noun. (uncountable slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive or intransitive slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities. ¹

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Definition of Grass

1. to cover with grass (herbaceous plants) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Grass

1. 1. To cover with grass or with turf. 2. To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc. 3. To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a fish. Origin: Grassed; Grassing. 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts; pasture. 2. An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in pairs, and the seed single. This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, barley, etc, and excludes clover and some other plants which are commonly called by the name of grass. The grasses form a numerous family of plants. 3. The season of fresh grass; spring. "Two years old next grass." (Lathsm) 4. Metaphorically used for what is transitory. "Surely the people is grass." (Is. Xl. 7) The following list includes most of the grasses of the United States of special interest, except cereals. Many of these terms will be found with definitions in the Vocabulary. Barnyard grass, for hay. South. Panicum Grus-galli. Bent, pasture and hay. Agrostis, several species. Bermuda grass, pasture. South. Cynodon Dactylon. Black bent. Same as Switch grass (below). Blue bent, hay. North and West. Andropogon provincialis. Blue grass, pasture. Poa compressa. Blue joint, hay. Northwest. Aqropyrum glaucum. Buffalo grass, grazing. Rocky Mts, etc. Buchloe dectyloides. Same as Grama grass (below). Bunch grass, grazing. Far West. Eriocoma, Festuca, Stips, etc. Chess, or Cheat, a weed. Bromus secalinus, etc. Couch grass. Same as Quick grass (below). Crab grass, Hay, in South. A weed, in North. Panicum sanguinale. Pasture and hay. South. Eleusine Indica. Darnel Bearded, a noxious weed. Lolium temulentum. Common. Same as Rye grass (below). Drop seed, fair for forage and hay. Muhlenbergia, several species. English grass. Same as Redtop (below). Fowl meadow grass. Pasture and hay. Poa serotina. Hay, on moist land. Gryceria nervata. Gama grass, cut fodder. South. Tripsacum dactyloides. Grama grass, grazing. West and Pacific slope. Bouteloua oligostachya, etc. Great bunch grass, pasture and hay. Far West. Festuca scabrella. Guinea grass, hay. South. Panicum jumentorum. Herd's grass, in new England Timothy, in Pennsylvania and South Redtop. Indian grass. Same as Wood grass (below). Italian rye grass, forage and hay. Lolium Italicum. Johnson grass, grazing aud hay. South and Southwest. Sorghum Halepense. Kentucky blue grass, pasture. Poa pratensis. Lyme grass, coarse hay. South. Elymus, several species. Manna grass, pasture and hay. Glyceria, several species. Meadow fescue, pasture and hay. Festuca elatior. Meadow foxtail, pasture, hay, lawn. North. Alopecurus pratensis. Meadow grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Poa, several species. Mesquite, or Muskit grass. Same as Grama grass (above). Nimble Will, a kind of drop seed. Muhlenbergia diffsa. Orchard grass, pasture and hay. Dactylis glomerata. Porcupine grass, troublesome to sheep. Northwest. Stipa spartea. Quaking grass, ornamental. Briza media and maxima. Quitch, or Quick, grass, etc, a weed. Agropyrum repens. Ray grass. Same as Rye grass (below). Redtop, pasture and hay. Agrostis vulgaris. Red-topped buffalo grass, forage. Northwest. Poa tenuifolia. Reed canary grass, of slight value. Phalaris arundinacea. Reed meadow grass, hay. North. Glyceria aquatica. Ribbon grass, a striped leaved form of Reed canary grass. Rye grass, pasture, hay. Lolium perenne, var. Seneca grass, fragrant basket work, etc. North. Hierochloa borealis. Sesame grass. Same as Gama grass (above). Sheep's fescue, sheep pasture, native in Northern Europe and Asia. Festuca ovina. Small reed grass, meadow pasture and hay. North. Deyeuxia Canadensis. Spear grass, Same as Meadow grass (above). Squirrel-tail grass, troublesome to animals. Seacoast and Northwest. Hordeum jubatum. Switch grass, hay, cut young. Panicum virgatum. Timothy, cut young, the best of hay. North. Phleum pratense. Velvet grass, hay on poor soil. South. Holcus lanatus. Vernal grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Anthoxanthum odoratum. Wire grass, valuable in pastures. Poa compressa. Wood grass, Indian grass, hay. Chrysopogon nutans. Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not true grasses botanically considered, such as black grass, goose grass, star grass, etc. Black grass, a kind of small rush (Juncus Gerardi), growing in salt marshes, used for making salt hay. Grass of the Andes, an oat grass, the Arrhenatherum avenaceum of Europe. Grass of Parnassus, a plant of the genus Parnassia growing in wet ground. The European species is P. Palustris; in the United States there are several species. Grass bass, the upland or field plover. Grass poly, to raise, as ore, to the surface of the ground. To put to grass, To put out to grass, to put out to graze a season, as cattle. Origin: OE. Gras, gres, gers, AS, qrs, grs; akin to OFries. Gres, gers, OS, D, G, Icel, & Goth. Gras, Dan. Grs, Sw. Grs, and prob. To Z. Grcen, grow. Cf. Graze. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grass

grasp at straws
grasp reflex
grasp the nettle
grasping reflex

Literary usage of Grass

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"12); С. tribuloides (bur-grass) and other species are troublesome weeds in North and South America, as the involucre clings to the wool of sheep and is ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"\Ve should have our grass land drained, as well as our agricultural land, ... Or course, we may get an inferior, coarse, rough sort of grass, ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"All these species are advertised by our seedsmen, but only three, tall oat-grass and the rye-grasses, are used in the United States in more than an ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"His interest was next directed to the value as winter hay of the autumn and winter runners or stolons of the Irish florin grass (Affronti* stolonifera of ..."

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