Definition of grid
1 : grating
2a (1) : a perforated or ridged metal plate used as a conductor in a storage battery (2) : an electrode consisting of a mesh or a spiral of fine wire in an electron tube (3) : a network of conductors for distribution of electric power; also : a network of radio or television stationsb : a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map); also : something resembling such a network a road gridc : gridiron 3; broadly : football
3 : the starting positions of cars on a racecourse
4 : a device in a photocomposer on which are located the characters to be exposed as the text is composed
Examples of grid in a Sentence
The students plotted points on a grid.
The city streets form a grid.
Recent Examples of grid from the Web
With the track right next to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Statute of Liberty had a great view of the starting grid.
A country’s electricity grid can be knocked out in other ways.
A national trucking company substitutes for a large railroad, the big wireless carrier for the incumbent landline provider; perhaps someday, Tesla and its solar-and-storage installations will replace your local utility and its grid.
But with modifications, it could be deployed against U.S. electric grids, Dragos concluded.
In general, the CCA business model calls for using ratepayer money to boost the amount of renewable energy purchased on the electrical grid.
Almost a year after taking Qayyarah to the south of Mosul, Iraq’s government has yet to reconnect it to the grid.
Ukraine in particular reported serious problems with its power grid and a drug maker in New Jersey also reported an intrusion. 5.
Vulcan Solar Power of Birmingham installed the system and Huntsville Utilities interconnected it to the Tennessee Valley Authority's power grid.
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Origin and Etymology of grid
back-formation from gridiron
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
GRID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grid for English Language Learners
: a metal frame with bars running across it that is used to cover an opening
: a pattern of lines that cross each other to form squares on a piece of paper, a map, etc.
: a network of electrical wires and equipment that supplies electricity to a large area
GRID Defined for Kids
Definition of grid for Students
1 : a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating places on a map)
2 : a frame with bars running across it that is used to cover an opening
3 : a group of electrical conductors that form a network
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