Definition of grid
1 : grating
2 a (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 stations b : a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map); also : something resembling such a network <a road grid> c : 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.
Origin and Etymology of grid
back-formation from gridiron
First Known Use: 1839
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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