grid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grid a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
    • n grid an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube
    • n grid a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material
    • n grid a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
    • n grid a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grid A grating of thin parallel bars, similar to a gridiron.
    • Grid (Electronics) a mesh or coil of fine wire in an electron tube, connected to the circuit so as to regulate the current passing through the tube.
    • Grid a network of connected conductors for distributing electrical power, especially one using high-tension lines for wide geographic distribution of power; as, the Northeast power grid .
    • Grid (Elec) A plate or sheet of lead with perforations, or other irregularities of surface, by which the active material of a secondary battery or accumulator is supported.
    • Grid any network of crossing horizontal and vertical lines; -- they are used, for example, as reference coordinates to locate objects or places on a map.
    • Grid anything resembling a grid{4}, as the Manhattan street grid. See also gridlock.
    • Grid (Football) the gridiron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grid A grating or openwork cover for a
    • n grid A heavy framing of timbers used to support a ship in a dock.
    • n grid In electricity, a zinc element in a primary battery, shaped like a grating or gridiron; the lead plate of a secondary or storage battery, consisting of a framework of bars crossing one another at right angles, into the openings of which the active matter of the plate is forced; also, a grating of ebonite used to prevent contact between battery-plates.
    • n grid A name applied to a particular arrangement of members in which a number of narrow, parallel members lying in one plane are fastened at their ends to two heavier parallel members perpendicular to the others.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grid a grating of parallel bars: a gridiron:
    • n Grid (elect.) a battery-plate somewhat like a grating, esp. a zinc plate in a primary battery, or a lead plate in a secondary or storage battery
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Idioms

Off the grid - Someone who is off the grid lives outside society and chooses not to follow its rules and conventions.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. gredire, a griddle. From the same source as griddle; but the term. -ire became confused with M. E. ire, iron.

Usage

In literature:

It sounded in the turret: it came from shifting-room call-grid.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The condition shown by the landing-grid suspicions was a case in point.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Now on their way they passed the house of Grid, a kindly old giantess, who had long been a friend of Thor's.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
The detached seed will then fall through a grid provided for the purpose.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
I became aware that we were on the twenty-foot square grid of the observatory platform.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
I was with Grantline at an image grid in the instrument room.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Grid floor and ceiling.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
It was hewn from the rock of the cave wall, its sealed-grid door-oval set with metal bars.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Mamise tossed on a grid of perplexities.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
I felt myself lying on the grid of a metal floor.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
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In news:

Officiated at the coin toss before the 57th renewal of the crosstown parochial grid classic between Cardinal Mooney and Ursuline high schools.
The antenna is ideal for deployment in public safety, smart grid, railroad, SCADA and other mission critical applications where performance cannot be compromised.
Smart grid pilot project debuting at University of Washington.
Sonoma wins 47-26 SCL grid-track meet, at Healdsburg this Friday.
Michael Schumacher fastest but had five-place grid penalty.
Residents question power grid and tree canopy.
Denmark to Decide on UK Power Cable Next Year, Grid Says.
Upgrading the US electric transmission grid to prevent future blackouts could cost $100 billion, according to an industry report released Monday.
Experts discuss these proposed improvements to the grid system and the investigation into the cause of the August 14 blackout.
Design and operation of the electric power grid (EPG) relies heavily on computational models.
Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause Broad Hardship, Report Says.
As if Hurricane Sandy's blackouts weren't worrisome enough, a new federal study warns the US power grid is also vulnerable to terrorist attack.
US power grid vulnerable to terrorist attack.
Thousands Seen Dying If Terrorists Attack US Power Grid .
Nation's electrical power grid shows it can be a fragile behemoth.
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In science:

Hence, the crease pattern is a grid of creases (a map ), although the space between grid lines may vary.
When Can You Fold a Map?
The equivalent uniform grid resolution thus corresponded to that of a 655363 uniform grid.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
An alternative method is to change the size of an existing grid while retaining a fixed grid spacing without refinement.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The whole plane can be covered with a repetition of these figures (see Figure 2 (a)), which gives rise to the triangular grid. A domain is a finite union of triangles in the grid.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Power grid: a graph of the Western States electricity transmission grid in the United States.
Random graphs as models of networks
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