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
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

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Verb

grouter noun

Examples of grout in a Sentence

Verb I need to grout the bathroom tiles.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once the surface is dry, peel up the tape to reveal a faux-tile patio that appears to have light-color grout joints and dark-color tiles. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Restore a Concrete Patio," 1 Apr. 2020 However, a stainless steel gutter runs around the perimeter of the pool and the grout under the gutter is deteriorating terribly, Klarck said. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale considers phasing $1.5 million in repairs to community pool over four years," 29 Oct. 2019 Spruce up tile grout with items such as vinegar or lemon juice. Dallas News, "Spruce up home for spring sale," 23 Feb. 2020 For dirty grout that doesn’t improve with the steps above, put a bleach-containing cleanser such as Soft Scrub Gel Cleanser with Bleach on a brush (try Casabella Smart Scrub Heavy Duty Grout Brush) and scrub. Brooke Kosofsky Glassberg, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Carpets, and Wood Floors, and Tile," 12 Feb. 2020 Moisture leads to mildew stains, which is the common cause of yellowing grout. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Grout on Tile Floors, Showers, and More," 20 Jan. 2020 Use plastic spacers to maintain uniform grout joints. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Your Quick and Dirty Guide to Tiling a Kitchen Backsplash," 26 Apr. 2019 Because the grout between tiles isn’t waterproof, moisture can eventually get through, degrade the drywall and cause the tiles to come loose. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "How to fix a water-damaged bathroom windowsill," 30 Sep. 2019 Mold grew on bathroom ceilings but also mushroomed from behind the grout of the tiles. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "Family fled sewage-contaminated house on San Antonio base," 24 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "How To Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety," 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "How To Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety," 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "How To Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety," 21 Apr. 2020 That could mean crafts, picking up the piano again, or re-grouting the tiles in your bathroom. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "How To Cope With Your Coronavirus Anxiety," 18 Mar. 2020 Fungus found in ordinary bathroom grouting ravages anti-bots. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, "Once and Future Prince," 14 Oct. 2019 Another group spent several days applying and grouting the tiles, a difficult job since some had warped in firing. Mary Schneidau Sullivan, baltimoresun.com, "Laurel Arts Council creates projects people can live with," 7 June 2019 This gray-washed style doesn’t steal the spotlight from the large hexagonal tiles on the wall above the bath tub, grouted in charcoal gray to draw attention to their groovy outline. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Ideas for Decorating with Tile," 22 Jan. 2018 Over time, the water corrodes the system, rusting and rotting its infrastructure — and yet sealing and grouting these leaks often requires rerouting service on lines, further frustrating riders. Jonathan Mahler, New York Times, "The Case for the Subway," 3 Jan. 2018

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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, coarse meal, from Old English grūt; akin to Old English grēot grit

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The first known use of grout was in 1638

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18 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Grout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grout. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for grout

grout

noun
How to pronounce grout (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of grout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

technical : material used for filling spaces or cracks between tiles

grout

verb

English Language Learners Definition of grout (Entry 2 of 2)

technical : to fill the cracks in (something) with grout

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