Meaning of GRATE in English

GRATE

n.

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin crata, grata hurdle, alteration of Latin cratis ― more at HURDLE

Date: 14th century

1 a : a barred frame for cooking over a fire b : a frame or bed of iron bars to hold a stove or furnace fire c : FIREPLACE

2 : GRATING 2

3 obsolete : CAGE , PRISON

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.