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There are 25 meanings of the word Grate.

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Grate - as a noun

A frame of iron bars to hold a fire

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A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something

A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

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Grate - as a verb

Furnish with a grate

Example: "A grated fireplace"

Gnaw into; make resentful or angry

Example: "The injustice rankled her"

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Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface

Example: "Grate carrots and onions"

Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

Example: "Grate one's teeth in anger"

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Scratch repeatedly

Example: "The cat scraped at the armchair"

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Grate - as an adjective

Serving to gratify; agreeable.

Relatively large in scale, size, extent, number (i.e. having many parts or members) or duration (i.e. relatively long); very big.

Example: "A great storm is approaching our shores."

Of larger size or more importance than others of its kind.

Example: "The great auk"

(qualifying nouns of family relationship) involving more generations than the qualified word implies — as many extra generations as repetitions of the word great (from 1510s). [see derived terms]

Example: "Great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, great-great-great-grandfather"

(followed by 'with') pregnant; large with young; full of.

Example: "Great with child"

(except with 'friend' and similar words such as 'mate','buddy') intimate; familiar.

Extreme or more than usual.

Example: "Great worry"

Of significant importance or consequence; important.

Example: "A great decision"

(applied to actions, thoughts and feelings) arising from or possessing idealism; admirable; superior; commanding; heroic; illustrious; eminent.

Example: "A great deed"

Impressive or striking.

Example: "A great show of wealth"

Much in use; favoured.

Example: "Poetry was a great convention of the romantic era."

(applied to persons) endowed with extraordinary powers; of exceptional talents or achievements; uncommonly gifted; able to accomplish vast results; remarkable; strong; powerful; mighty; noble.

Example: "A great hero, scholar, genius, philosopher, writer etc."

Title referring to an important leader.

Example: "Alexander the great"

Doing or exemplifying (a characteristic or pursuit) on a large scale; active or enthusiastic.

Example: "He's not a great one for reading."

(often followed by 'at') skilful or adroit.

Example: "You are great at singing."

Very good; excellent; wonderful; fantastic (from 1848).

Example: "Dinner was great."

Intensifying a word or expression, used in mild oaths.

Example: "Great scott!"

Example Sentences

"She grated the cheese over the pasta."
"He grated his knuckles against the rough wall."
"The musician grates the bow against the strings of the violin."
"Please grate the carrots for the salad."
"The noise of the screeching brakes grated on my nerves."
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Word Game Points

Is GRATE a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, grate is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

GRATE has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is GRATE a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, grate is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
GRATE has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 7.

Is GRATE a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, grate is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
GRATE has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

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