Meaning of GRID in English

n.1 a framework of spaced parallel bars; a grating.

2 a system of numbered squares printed on a map and forming the basis of map references.

3 a network of lines, electric-power connections, gas-supply lines, etc.

4 a pattern of lines marking the starting-places on a motor-racing track.

5 the wire network between the filament and the anode of a thermionic valve etc.

6 an arrangement of town streets in a rectangular pattern.

Phrases and idioms:

grid bias Electr. a fixed voltage applied between the cathode and the control grid of a thermionic valve which determines its operating conditions.


gridded adj.

Etymology: back-form. f. GRIDIRON

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.