grout

noun
\ ˈgrau̇t How to pronounce grout (audio) \

Definition of grout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : thin mortar used for filling spaces (such as the joints in masonry) also : any of various other materials (such as a mixture of cement and water or chemicals that solidify) used for a similar purpose
b : plaster
2 : lees

grout

verb
grouted; grouting; grouts

Definition of grout (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to fill up or finish with grout
2 : to fix in place by means of grout grout a bolt into a wall

Other Words from grout

Verb

grouter noun

Examples of grout in a Sentence

Verb I need to grout the bathroom tiles.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There are so many decisions to be made: horizontal versus vertical, stacked versus staggered versus herringbone lay… and then there’s the grout! Sunset Magazine, 22 July 2022 And keep in mind that most steam mops alone likely won't whiten dirty or stained grout lines. Carolyn Forté, Good Housekeeping, 8 July 2022 When the coffee table's white tile and grout look a bit grungy, Joseph simply wipes it down with Borax and warm water. Joseph Wanek, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2022 The PurSteam Steam Mop Cleaner swiftly cleans all hard floor types, but also carpet, glass and windows, stainless steel, countertops, grout, and even clothing and upholstered furniture. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2022 The kit is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, grout, upholstery, countertops, floors, tile, showers, toilets, and even carpet. Carly Kulzer, PEOPLE.com, 19 Mar. 2022 Tackle grout, grime, grease, hard water stains and mold. Whitney Dutton, Sun Sentinel, 12 May 2022 The steam mop can be used on all kinds of surfaces, including hardwood floors, tile, grout, laminate, vinyl, ceramic, and even carpet. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 13 Apr. 2022 Little touches abound, like wallpaper in the men’s room that channels sailor tattoos, and yes pink bathroom grout offsetting inky blue tiles. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 31 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In more extreme cases, the only solution is to re-grout the tile. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, 27 Jan. 2021 Enviro-Master of Detroit also offers other cleaning and commercial sanitizing services like a hand hygiene program, a tile and grout deep cleaning service and a drain treatment service. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 3 Dec. 2020 Don't worry about getting grout on the surface of the tiles; when you're finished grouting, just wipe off the excess with a damp sponge and let the project dry for 24 hours. Kim Hutchison, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, 18 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of grout

Noun

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grout

Noun

Middle English grut, grout "crushed grain for malt, infused malt, thick, dark ale, mud, slime," going back to Old English grūt "coarse meal, dregs, spent malt after brewing," going back to Germanic *grūta- (whence also Middle Dutch grute, gruut "herb mixture used in beer brewing," Middle High German grūz "a grain, grain of sand"), lengthened zero grade noun derivative from *greutan- "to grind, crush" — more at grit entry 1

Note: Sense 1, which first appears in the seventeenth century, is of uncertain relation to the earlier senses and perhaps of independent origin. Oxford English Dictionary, first edition, suggests a connection to Middle French (Limousin) grouter "to rough-cast," Limousin Occitan greutā, but this isolated word, itself of unknown origin, is of unlikely relevance.

Verb

derivative of grout entry 1

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2022

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“Grout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grout. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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