Meaning of GREASE in English

GREASE

I. ˈgrēs noun

Etymology: Middle English grese, from Anglo-French gresse, greisse, creisse, from Vulgar Latin * crassia, from Latin crassus fat

Date: 13th century

1.

a. : rendered animal fat

b. : oily matter

c. : a thick lubricant

2. : wool as it comes from the sheep retaining the natural oils or fats

• grease·less ˈgrēs-ləs adjective

• grease·proof ˈgrēs-ˈprüf adjective

- in the grease

II. ˈgrēs, ˈgrēz transitive verb

( greased ; greas·ing )

Date: 14th century

1. : to smear or daub with grease

2. : to lubricate with grease

3. : to soil with grease

4. : to hasten the process or progress of ; also : facilitate

- grease the hand of

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.