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

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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 This cannot cover grout lines and won’t work on a textured surface. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Grab Bar," 6 May 2021 This cannot cover grout lines and won’t work on a textured surface. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Grab Bar," 7 Apr. 2021 Wipe with a clean, dry rag to remove any grout haze and let dry completely. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Tiled Tables Are Taking Over Social Media—Here's How to DIY One for Less Than $100," 6 Apr. 2021 The power-scrubbing grout cleaner is made to get into the nitty and gritty of your bathroom and beyond. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, "This Mini Grout Scrubber Is Like an Electric Toothbrush, But For Your Home's Dirtiest Nooks and Crannies," 31 Mar. 2021 Steamers offer a chemical-free way to clean and disinfect appliances and difficult dirt and grease that builds up on your stovetop or the grout in your bathroom, said Maker. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "6 best clothes steamers and garment steamers of 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 Handheld grout scrubbers are great for getting into tiny spaces up close and personal. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best spin scrubber: For floors so clean, they squeak," 16 Mar. 2021 Some brushing and agitation are helpful, so a vacuum for tile flooring may have softer bristles that don’t damage the tiles or grout. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best vacuum for tile floors," 26 Mar. 2021 The best floor scrubber, in this case, will be able to go hard on tile grout, and gentle on hardwood floors, and maybe even give your carpet a good clean, too. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Best floor buffer: Breathe new life into your hardwood, tile, and parquet floors," 16 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In more extreme cases, the only solution is to re-grout the tile. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Clean Dirty Grout," 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, "Ghostbusters-style cleaning service kills germs in drive-thru setting in Detroit," 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, "How to Mosaic: 3 Easy Projects You Can Make This Weekend," 3 June 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," 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

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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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11 May 2021

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“Grout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grout. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for grout

grout

noun

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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