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Meaning of GREEK

Pronunciation:  greek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  2. [n]  a native or inhabitant of Greece
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks; "Greek mythology"; "a grecian robe"

GREEK is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: Grecian, Hellene, Hellenic, Hellenic, Hellenic language
 See Also: Achaean, Achaian, Aeolian, Ancient Greek, Arcadian, Athenian, Byzantine Greek, Corinthian, Dorian, Ellas, Eolian, European, Greece, Hellenic Republic, Indo-European, Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Ionian, Koine, Laconian, Late Greek, Lesbian, Medieval Greek, Middle Greek, Modern Greek, Spartan, Theban



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Greek\, a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf.
    Of or pertaining to Greece or the Greeks; Grecian.
    {Greek calends}. See under Calends.
    {Greek Church} (Eccl. Hist.), the Eastern Church; that part
       of Christendom which separated from the Roman or Western
       Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk
       of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is
       the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and Wallachia.
       The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called
       also the {Byzantine Church}.
    {Greek cross}. See Illust. (10) Of {Cross}.
    {Greek Empire}. See {Byzantine Empire}.
    {Greek fire}, a combustible composition which burns under
       water, the constituents of which are supposed to be
       asphalt, with niter and sulphur. --Ure.
    {Greek rose}, the flower campion.
  2. \Greek\, n.
    1. A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian;
       also, the language of Greece.
    2. A swindler; a knave; a cheat. [Slang]
             Without a confederate the . . . game of baccarat
             does not . . . offer many chances for the Greek.
                                                   --Sat. Rev.
    3. Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me.
Computing Dictionary

1. To display text as abstract dots and lines in order to give a preview of layout without actually being legible. This is faster than drawing the characters correctly which may require scaling or other transformations. Greeking is particularly useful when displaying a reduced image of a document where the text would be too small to be legible on the display anyway.

2. lorem ipsum.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you read Greek means discussion and acceptance of your ideas.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Found only in the New Testament, where a distinction is observed between "Greek" and "Grecian" (q.v.). The former is (1) a Greek by race (Acts 16:1-3; 18:17; Rom. 1:14), or (2) a Gentile as opposed to a Jew (Rom. 2:9, 10). The latter, meaning properly "one who speaks Greek," is a foreign Jew opposed to a home Jew who dwelt in Palestine.

The word "Grecians" in Acts 11:20 should be "Greeks," denoting the heathen Greeks of that city, as rendered in the Revised Version according to the reading of the best manuscripts ("Hellenes").

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