• WordNet 3.6
    • v grate scratch repeatedly "The cat scraped at the armchair"
    • v grate make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together "grate one's teeth in anger"
    • v grate reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface "grate carrots and onions","grate nutmeg"
    • v grate gnaw into; make resentful or angry "The injustice rankled her","his resentment festered"
    • v grate furnish with a grate "a grated fireplace"
    • n grate a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    • n grate a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    • n grate a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At one time the group "Grateful Dead" were called "The Warlocks."
    • Grate A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.
    • Grate 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.
    • a Grate Serving to gratify; agreeable.
    • Grate To fret; to irritate; to offend. "News, my good lord Rome . . . grates me."
    • v. t Grate To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
    • Grate To make a harsh sound by friction. "I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
      Or a dry wheel grate on the exletree."
    • Grate 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. "This grated harder upon the hearts of men."
    • Grate To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
    • Grate 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. "On their hinges grate Harsh thunder."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead learned to play slide guitar on stage much to the chagrin of Jerry Garcia.
    • grate To rub together or against strongly so as to produce a harsh scraping sound: as, to grate the teeth.
    • grate To reduce to small particles by rubbing or rasping with something rough or indented: as, to grate a nutmeg or the peel of a lemon.
    • grate To affect harshly and painfully, as if by abrasion; fret.
    • grate To produce a harsh or jarring sound of, as by the friction of rough bodies.
    • grate To scratch or scrape with; use for attrition or abrasion.
    • grate To make a harsh or rasping sound by friction or attrition; give out a scraping noise.
    • grate To produce a harsh impression; cause irritation or chafing.
    • n grate A grater.
    • n grate A partition made with bars parallel to or crossing one another; a framework of bars in a door, window, hatchway, or other opening.
    • n grate A frame of metal bars in which fuel is burned, especially coal.
    • n grate The floor of a fire-box or furnace, formed of a series or group of bars; the bottom of a furnace, on which the fuel rests, and through which it is supplied with air.
    • n grate In metallurgy: A perforated metal plate used in the stamping of ores, through which the pounded ore passes.
    • n grate A screen.
    • n grate An ore-roasting furnace with a grate revolving horizontally.
    • grate To furnish with a grate or grates; fill in with cross-bars: as, to grate a window.
    • grate Pleasant; agreeable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
    • n Grate grāt a framework composed of bars with interstices, esp. one of iron bars for holding coals while burning
    • v.t Grate grāt to rub hard or wear away with anything rough: to make a harsh sound: to irritate or offend
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  • Gunther Grass
    Gunther Grass
    “Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
  • Elizabeth Carter
    Elizabeth Carter
    “Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful.”
  • Sarah Ban Breathnach
    Sarah Ban Breathnach
    “Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.”
  • Phyllis Mcginley
    “Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF grater, to scrape, scratch, F. gratter, LL. gratare, cratare,; of German origin; cf. OHG. chrazzōn, G. kratzen, D. krassen, Sw. Kratta, and perh. E. scratch.,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grater, through Low L., from Old High Ger. chrazōn (Ger. kratzen), to scratch, akin to Sw. kratta.


In literature:

It was grateful to her palate.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They are a fine lot of men and so grateful for everything we do for them.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
Marcia is effusively grateful.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The cadet believed that he would be grateful for his release.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Were we the less grateful when they met with reverse?
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
There was an old grate in the room, apparently used but seldom, and, leaning against the wall beside it, an iron poker.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
And he was grateful, though it was hard for him to subdue a feeling of solicitude.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A much better way is to beat the yolks of eggs, and mix with the grated bread, a small quantity of beaten nutmeg and mace, and a little salt.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
It fell short in the grate.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Of course he was profoundly grateful.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair

In poetry:

That stands over till peace.
We can only perceive
Men returned from the seas,
Very grateful for leave.
"The Verdicts [Jutland]" by Rudyard Kipling
'Tis His memory we record,
'Tis His virtues we proclaim;
Grateful to our honoured Lord,
Here we bless His sacred name.
"Communion" by John Bowring
Thy praises shall resounding fill
The Palace of thy foe;
While down the joyful LEWIN'S cheek
The grateful tear shall flow.
"Lewin and Gynneth" by Mary Darby Robinson
The law of God, a Saviour's law,
Justly heard with grateful awe,
That alone pure light supplies
To the simple, and the wise.
"Hymn Written For The Rev. Mr. Walker, Of Chichester." by William Hayley
By faith my melting soul repents,
When pierced Christ appears;
My heart in grateful praises vents,
Mine eyes in joyful tears.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
She speeds them with the thanks of men
He perilled life to save,
And grateful prayers like holy oil
To smooth for him the wave.
"Amy Wentworth" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

One day it occurred to me that I might be able to make beets more user-friendly by running them through the grating disk of a food processor.
Position a box grater above the bowl and grate the beets directly into the liquid.
I don't know why it had never occurred to me to grate hard winter squash until I started envisioning this pasta.
Frittata With Grated Zucchini, Goat Cheese and Dill.
A Little Zucchini for Your Grated Cheese .
Lovebug invasion gratefully over till fall.
The most recent invasion of the pesky little black flies known as lovebugs is gratefully at an end.
The five-time Grammy winner talks with Dr Oz about surviving hepatitis C and about the message of her new book, Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully .
It is impossible to be grateful to someone if we do not first recognize the benefit we have received.
He was grateful for his job but looked forward to weekends because, every Saturday afternoon, Colonel James Anderson opened his personal library of 400 volumes to boys.
So I just sit here being grateful .
Join us and Over 100 Youth as we express our Gratefulness to the king.
Now because I'm really grateful for everything I wanna do something to make you grateful .
On my way back home I got to thinking about all the things I'm grateful for.
My health- I'm grateful that I have that.

In science:

The authors are grateful to Hendrik Lenstra for suggesting Lemma 5.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Also I am grateful to Yeranuhi Hakobyan for her help in preparing this lecture.
Dyon-Oscillator Duality
We are grateful to Ansar Fayyazuddin for discussions.
A note on topological brane theories
One of the authors (R. P.) is grateful to Silvio Franz and to Boris E.
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
The first author is grateful for support under NSF grant DMS-9970213.
Generic algebras with involution of degree 8m