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Meaning of GRAZE

Pronunciation:  greyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of grazing
  2. [n]  a superficial abrasion
  3. [v]  eat lightly, try different dishes; "There was so much food at the party that we quickly got sated just by browsing"
  4. [v]  scrape gently
  5. [v]  feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"
  6. [v]  let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow
  7. [v]  break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed by the stray bullet"

GRAZE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: browse, browse, crease, crop, grazing, pasture, rake, range
 See Also: abrasion, brush, drift, eat, eating, excoriation, feed, feeding, give, grass, injure, nosh, scrape, scratch, shave, snack, wound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Graze\ (gr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grazed}
    (gr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Grazing}.] [OE. grasen, AS.
    grasian, fr. gr[ae]s grass. See {Grass}.]
    1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to
       furnish pasture for.
             A field or two to graze his cows.     --Swift.
    2. To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a
       pasture); to browse.
             The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
    3. To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
             When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep. --Shak.
    4. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in
       passing; as, the bullet grazed the wall.
  2. \Graze\, v. i.
    1. To eat grass; to feed on growing herbage; as, cattle graze
       on the meadows.
    2. To yield grass for grazing.
             The ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never
             graze to purpose. --Bacon.
    3. To touch something lightly in passing.
  3. \Graze\, n.
    1. The act of grazing; the cropping of grass. [Colloq.]
             Turning him out for a graze on the common. --T.
    2. A light touch; a slight scratch.
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