Meaning of GRATE in English


adj serving to gratify; agreeable.

2. grate ·vi to make a harsh sound by friction.

3. grate ·noun a frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.

4. grate ·vt to furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.

5. grate ·vt to reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

6. grate ·vt to fret; to irritate; to offend.

7. grate ·vt to rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.

8. grate ·noun a structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.

9. grate ·vi to produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. hence; to produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.

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