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grit

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noun \ˈgrit\

Definition of grit

  1. 1 a :  sand, gravel b :  a hard sharp granule (as of sand); also :  material (as many abrasives) composed of such granules

  2. 2 :  any of several sandstones

  3. 3 a :  the structure of a stone that adapts it to grinding b :  the size of abrasive particles usually expressed as their mesh

  4. 4 :  firmness of mind or spirit :  unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger

  5. 5 capitalized :  a Liberal in Canadian politics

Examples of grit in a sentence

  1. He shook out his shoes to remove the small rocks and grit.

  2. Through resourcefulness and grit, the pioneers survived the winter.

Origin and Etymology of grit

Middle English grete, from Old English grēot; akin to Old High German grioz sand


First Known Use: before 12th century


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grit

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Definition of grit

gritted

gritting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to give forth a grating sound

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to cause (as one's teeth) to grind or grate

  5. 2 :  to cover or spread with grit; especially :  to smooth (as marble) with a coarse abrasive

Examples of grit in a sentence

  1. <the crash victim gritted his teeth as a way of coping with the pain>

1762

First Known Use of grit

1762



GRIT Defined for English Language Learners

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grit

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noun \ˈgrit\

Definition of grit for English Language Learners

  • : very small pieces of sand or stone

  • : mental toughness and courage


GRIT Defined for Kids

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grit

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noun \ˈgrit\

Definition of grit for Students

  1. 1 :  rough hard bits especially of sand

  2. 2 :  strength of mind or spirit <He had never learned to run properly, but … no one had more grit than he. — Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia>


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grit

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Definition of grit for Students

gritted

gritting

  1. :  1grind 3, grate


Law Dictionary

GRIT

abbreviation

Legal Definition of GRIT

  1. grantor retained income trust



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