grit


grit
grit [grit]
n.
[with Early ModE vowel shortening < ME grete < OE greot, akin to Ger griess IE base * ghrēu-, to rub hard over, crumble > GREAT]
1. rough, hard particles of sand, stone, etc.
2. the texture of stone, with regard to the fineness or coarseness of its grain
3. any of several sandstones with large, sharp grains, often used for grindstones
4. stubborn courage; brave perseverance; pluck
vt.
gritted, gritting
1. to cover with grit
2. to clench or grind (the teeth) in anger or determination
vi.
to make a grating sound
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  • Grit — Grit, n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre[ o]t grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats, grout. See {Groats}, {Grout}, and cf. {Grail} gravel.] 1. Sand or gravel;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • grit´ti|ly — grit|ty «GRIHT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. of or containing grit; like grit; sandy. 2. Informal, Figurative. courageous; plucky: »The gritty, grinning captain of paratroopers had fought f …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Grit — (Millstone grit, Mühlensandstein, Coal grit), der grobkörnige Sandstein der Steinkohlenformation in England und Nordamerika, insbes. die dem flözleeren Sandstein in Deutschland entsprechenden, mit Schieferton abwechselnden Sandsteine, die sich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Grit — (gr[i^]t), v. i. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind. [1913 Webster] The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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