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GRATE, n. [L. crates, a grate, a hurdle.]

1. A work or frame, composed of parallel or cross bars, with interstices; a kind of lattice-work, such as is used in the windows of prisons and cloisters.

2. An instrument or frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel, in houses, stores, shops, &c.

GRATE, v.t. To furnish with grates; to make fast with cross bars.

GRATE, v.t. [L. rado.]

1. To rub, as a body with a rough surface against another body; to rub one thing against another, so as to produce a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth.

2. To wear away in small particles, by rubbing with any thing rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

3. To offend; to fret; to vex; to irritate; to mortify; as, harsh words grate the heart; they are grating to the feeling; harsh sounds grate the ear.

4. To make a harsh sound, by rubbing or the friction of rough bodies.



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GRATE, n. [L. crates, a grate, a hurdle.]

1. A work or frame, composed of parallel or cross bars, with interstices; a kind of lattice-work, such as is used in the windows of prisons and cloisters.

2. An instrument or frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel, in houses, stores, shops, &c.

GRATE, v.t. To furnish with grates; to make fast with cross bars.

GRATE, v.t. [L. rado.]

1. To rub, as a body with a rough surface against another body; to rub one thing against another, so as to produce a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth.

2. To wear away in small particles, by rubbing with any thing rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

3. To offend; to fret; to vex; to irritate; to mortify; as, harsh words grate the heart; they are grating to the feeling; harsh sounds grate the ear.

4. To make a harsh sound, by rubbing or the friction of rough bodies.

GRATE, a. [L. gratus.]

Agreeable. [Not in use.]


GRATE, n. [It. grata, L. crates, a grate, a hurdle. Qu. its alliance to the verb, to grate.]

  1. A work or frame, composed of parallel or cross bars, with interstices; a kind of lattice-work, such as is used in the windows of prisons and cloisters.
  2. An instrument or frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel, in houses, stores, shops, &c.

GRATE, v.i.

  1. To rub hard, so as to offend; to offend by oppression or importunity. This grated harder upon the hearts of men. South.
  2. To make a harsh sound by the friction of rough bodies. Hooker.

GRATE, v.t.1

To furnish with grates; to make fast with cross bars.


GRATE, v.t.2 [Fr. gratter, It. grattare, to scratch; Dan. grytter, to grate, to break; Sp. grieta, a scratch, a crevice; W. rhathu, to rub off, to strip, to clear; rhathell, a rasp. See the Shemitic גרד, חרט, חרת and קרד. Class Rd, No. 38, 58, 62, 81. If g is a prefix, this word coincides with L. rado. See Cry.]

  1. To rub, as a body with a rough surface against another body; to rub one thing against another, so as to produce a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth.
  2. To wear away in small particles, by rubbing with any thing rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
  3. To offend; to fret; to vex; to irritate; to mortify; as, harsh words grate the heart; they are grating to the feelings; harsh sounds grate the ear.
  4. To make a harsh sound by rubbing or the friction of rough bodies. Milton.

Grate
  1. Serving to gratify] agreeable.

    [Obs.] Sir T. Herbert.
  2. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.

    "A secret grate of iron bars." Shak.
  3. To furnish with grates] to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
  4. To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.

    On their hinges grate
    Harsh thunder.
    Milton.

  5. To make a harsh sound by friction.

    I had rather hear a brazen canstick turned,
    Or a dry wheel grate on the exletree.
    Shak.

  6. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.

    Grate surface (Steam, Boiler) the area of the surface of the grate upon which the fuel lies in the furnace.

  7. To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
  8. To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.

    This grated harder upon the hearts of men. South.

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  9. To fret; to irritate; to offend.

    News, my good lord Rome . . . grates me. Shak.

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Grate

GRATE, noun [Latin crates, a grate a hurdle.]

1. A work or frame, composed of parallel or cross bars, with interstices; a kind of lattice-work, such as is used in the windows of prisons and cloisters.

2. An instrument or frame of iron bars for holding coals, used as fuel, in houses, stores, shops, etc.

GRATE, verb transitive To furnish with grates; to make fast with cross bars.

GRATE, verb transitive [Latin rado.]

1. To rub, as a body with a rough surface against another body; to rub one thing against another, so as to produce a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth.

2. To wear away in small particles, by rubbing with any thing rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.

3. To offend; to fret; to vex; to irritate; to mortify; as, harsh words grate the heart; they are grating to the feeling; harsh sounds grate the ear.

4. To make a harsh sound, by rubbing or the friction of rough bodies.

GRATE', verb intransitive To rub hard, so as to offend; to offend by oppression or importunity.

This grated harder upon the hearts of men.

1. To make a harsh sound by the friction of rough bodies.

GRATE, adjective [Latin gratus.] Agreeable. [Not in use.]

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