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Meaning of GRIT

Pronunciation:  grit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (informal) fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
  2. [n]  a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
  3. [v]  clench together; "grit one's teeth"
  4. [v]  cover with a grit; "grit roads"

GRIT is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: backbone, gritrock, gritstone, gumption, guts, moxie, sand
 See Also: clench, coat, fortitude, sandstone, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grit\, n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre['o]t
    grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel,
    OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats,
    grout. See {Groats}, {Grout}, and cf. {Grail} gravel.]
    1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
    2. The coarse part of meal.
    3. pl. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground;
       in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than
    4. (Geol.) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as,
       millstone grit; -- called also {gritrock} and {gritstone.}
       The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained
       sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
    5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of
       good grit.
    6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage;
       fortitude. --C. Reade. E. P. Whipple.
  2. \Grit\ (gr[i^]t), v. i.
    To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to
    grate; to grind.
          The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
  3. \Grit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gritted}; p. pr. &, vb. n.
    To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the
    teeth. [Collog.]
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