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Meaning of GREASE

Pronunciation:  [n]grees, [v]greez, grees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
  2. [n]  the state of being covered with unclean things
  3. [v]  lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"

GREASE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: dirt, filth, grime, grunge, lubricating oil, soil, stain
 See Also: axle grease, cover, dirtiness, oil, uncleanness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grease\ (gr[=e]s), n. [OE. grese, grece, F. graisse;
    akin to gras fat, greasy, fr. LL. grassus thick, fat, gross,
    L. crassus. Cf. {Crass}.]
    1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft
       state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
    2. (Far.) An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the
       ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing
       dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration,
       and fungous excrescences.
    {Grease bush}. (Bot.) Same as {Grease wood} (below).
    {Grease moth} (Zo["o]l.), a pyralid moth ({Aglossa
       pinguinalis}) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.
    {Grease wood} (Bot.), a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat
       prickly shrub ({Sarcobatus vermiculatus}) of the Spinach
       family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper
       Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other
       plants of the same family, as several species of
       {Atriplex} and {Obione}.
  2. \Grease\ (gr[=e]z or gr[=e]s; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Greased} (gr[=e]zd or gr[=e]sd); p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to
       lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
    2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
             The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.
    3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
    4. (Far.) To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
    {To grease in the hand}, to corrupt by bribes. --Usher.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are covered in grease, suggests that you need to get your life straighten out and running smooth again.
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