noun \ˈgrēs\

: melted animal fat

: an oily substance

Full Definition of GREASE

a :  rendered animal fat
b :  oily matter
c :  a thick lubricant
:  wool as it comes from the sheep retaining the natural oils or fats
grease·less \ˈgrēs-ləs\ adjective
grease·proof \ˈgrēs-ˈprüf\ adjective
in the grease
of wool or fur :  in the natural uncleaned condition

Origin of GREASE

Middle English grese, from Anglo-French gresse, greisse, creisse, from Vulgar Latin *crassia, from Latin crassus fat
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GREASE


verb \ˈgrēs, ˈgrēz\

: to put a thin layer of grease or oil on (something)


Full Definition of GREASE

transitive verb
:  to smear or daub with grease
:  to lubricate with grease
:  to soil with grease
:  to hasten the process or progress of; also :  facilitate
grease the hand of or grease the palm of
:  bribe

Examples of GREASE

  1. Grease the pan before you put the cake batter in.
  2. <make sure you grease the pan before you put the batter in>

First Known Use of GREASE

14th century

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