Meaning of GRID in English

GRID

I. ˈgrid noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: back-formation from gridiron

1. : grating , gridiron

2. : something resembling or likened to a grating: as

a.

(1) : a perforated or ridged metal plate used as a conductor and as a support for the active material of a storage-battery electrode

(2) : an electrode consisting of a mesh or a spiral of fine wire interposed between two other elements of an electron tube

(3) : network 4

(4) : a network of pipes (as for distributing gas or water)

b. : a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines ; specifically : one used for locating points (as on a map, chart, or aerial photograph) by means of a system of coordinates

c. : a wooden framework into which a boat may be floated at high tide in order that repairs may be made when the tide falls

d. : a postal cancellation with a gridiron pattern (as on an early United States stamp)

e. : gridiron 3 c

f. : gridiron 3 d ; broadly : football 1

forgotten grid heroes

II. transitive verb

( gridded ; gridded ; gridding ; grids )

1. : to equip or cover with a grid

a map gridded with red lines

2. : to connect (as electric or gas lines) into a grid : distribute (as electricity or gas) by means of a grid

III. noun

1. : a network of conductors for the distribution of electric power ; also : a network of radio or television stations

2. : the starting positions of cars on a racecourse

3. : a device (as of glass) in a photocomposer on which are located the characters to be exposed as the text is composed

4. : something resembling a grid especially in rigidly organized structure

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