Meaning of GRASS in English

GRASS

— grassless , adj. — grasslike , adj. — grassward, grasswards , adv. adj.

/gras, grahs/ , n.

1. any plant of the family Gramineae, having jointed stems, sheathing leaves, and seedlike grains. Cf. grass family .

2. such plants collectively, as when cultivated in lawns or used as pasture for grazing animals or cut and dried as hay.

3. the grass-covered ground.

4. pasture: Half the farm is grass.

5. Slang. marijuana.

6. grasses , stalks or sprays of grass: filled with dried grasses.

7. the season of the new growth of grass.

8. go to grass , to retire from one's occupation or profession: Many executives lack a sense of purpose after they have gone to grass.

9. let the grass grow under one's feet , to delay action, progress, etc.; become slack in one's efforts.

v.t.

10. to cover with grass or turf.

11. to feed with growing grass; pasture.

12. to lay (something) on the grass, as for the purpose of bleaching.

v.i.

13. to feed on growing grass; graze.

14. to produce grass; become covered with grass.

[ bef. 900; ME gras, OE graes; c. D, G, ON, Goth gras; akin to GROW, GREEN ]

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