gradine

1 of 2

noun (1)

gra·​dine
ˈgrāˌdēn,
grəˈdēn
variants or gradin
ˈgrādᵊn
plural -s
1
: one of a series of low steps or seats raised one above another
2
: a shelf at the back of an altar on which candlesticks and flowers are placed in a Christian church

gradine

2 of 2

noun (2)

gra·​dine
grəˈdēn
plural -s
: a toothed chisel used by sculptors

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

French gradin, from Italian gradino, diminutive of grado step, degree, from Latin gradus

Noun (2)

French, from Italian gradina, from grado step

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“Gradine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gradine. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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