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grass

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noun, often attributive \ˈgras\

Definition of grass

  1. 1 :  herbage suitable or used for grazing animals

  2. 2 :  any of a large family (Gramineae syn. Poaceae) of monocotyledonous mostly herbaceous plants with jointed stems, slender sheathing leaves, and flowers borne in spikelets of bracts

  3. 3 :  land (as a lawn or a turf racetrack) covered with growing grass <keep off the grass> <the horse had never won on grass>

  4. 4 plural :  leaves or plants of grass

  5. 5 :  a state or place of retirement <put out to grass>

  6. 6 [short for grasshopper, rhyming slang for copper] slang British :  a police informer

  7. 7 :  electronic noise on a radarscope that takes the form of vertical lines resembling lawn grass

  8. 8 :  marijuana

grassless

play \-ləs\ adjective

grasslike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of grass in a sentence

  1. They were smoking some grass.

Origin and Etymology of grass

Middle English gras, from Old English græs; akin to Old High German gras grass, Old English grōwan to grow


First Known Use: before 12th century


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grass

verb

Definition of grass

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to feed (livestock) on grass sometimes without grain or other concentrates

  3. 2 :  to cover with grass; especially :  to seed to grass

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to produce grass

  6. 2 slang British :  inform 2 —often used with on

Circa 1500

First Known Use of grass

circa 1500


Grass

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biographical name \ˈgräs\

Definition of Grass

  1. Günter Wilhelm 1927–     Ger. writer



GRASS Defined for English Language Learners

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grass

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noun, often attributive \ˈgras\

Definition of grass for English Language Learners

  • : plants that have narrow green leaves, that are eaten by cows, sheep, horses, etc., and that are commonly grown on lawns and in gardens

  • : a particular type of grass

  • : a person who gives information to the police about the criminal activity of other people : a police informer


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grass

verb

Definition of grass for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (an area) with grass


GRASS Defined for Kids

grass

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noun \ˈgras\

Definition of grass for Students

  1. 1 :  any of a large group of green plants with jointed stems, long slender leaves, and stalks of clustered flowers

  2. 2 :  plants eaten by grazing animals

  3. 3 :  land (as a lawn) covered with growing grass

grasslike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

grass

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noun \ˈgras\

Medical Definition of grass



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