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Meaning of GRIND

Pronunciation:  grInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  2. [n]  hard monotonous routine work
  3. [n]  a student who studies excessively
  4. [v]  reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
  5. [v]  make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
  6. [v]  press or grind with a crunching noise
  7. [v]  dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way
  8. [v]  work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

GRIND is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bray, comminute, cranch, craunch, crunch, crunch, dig, donkeywork, drudge, drudgery, fag, grate, labor, labour, mash, mill, moil, nerd, plodding, pulverisation, pulverization, swot, toil, travail, wonk
 See Also: assimilator, break up, break up, chew, compaction, crunch, crush, dance, do work, fragment, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentise, fragmentize, fragmentize, gnash, grind down, jaw, labor, labour, learner, manducate, masticate, mill, pestle, press, pulp, rub, scholar, toil, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe, tyrannise, tyrannize, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to
    gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.]
    1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the
       teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the
       action of millstones.
             Take the millstones, and grind meal.  --Is. xivii.
    2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make
       smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill;
       to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
    3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
             To grind the subject or defraud the prince.
    4. To study hard for examination. [College Slang]
  2. \Grind\, v. i.
    1. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn
       the millstones.
             Send thee Into the common prison, there to grind.
    2. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn
       grinds well.
    3. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass
       grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
    4. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
    5. To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to
       study hard, as for an examination. --Farrar.
  3. \Grind\, n.
    1. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by
    2. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and
       uninteresting study. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.
    3. A hard student; a dig. [College Slang]
Computing Dictionary
  1. GRaphical INterpretive Display.

    A graphics input language for the pdp-9.

    ["GRIND: A Language and Translator for Computer Graphics", A.P. Conn, Dartmouth, June 1969].

    [jargon file]

  2. 1. (MIT and Berkeley) To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations.

    2. (Unix) To generate the formatted version of a document from the nroff, troff, tex, or Scribe source.

    3. To run seemingly interminably, especially (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel. Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc.

    See also hog.

    4. To make the whole system slow. "Troff really grinds a PDP-11."

    5. "grind grind" excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow today!"

    [jargon file]

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Ex. 32:20; Deut. 9:21; Judg. 16:21), to crush small (Heb. tahan); to oppress the poor (Isa. 3:5). The hand-mill was early used by the Hebrews (Num. 11:8). It consisted of two stones, the upper (Deut. 24:6; 2 Sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned Eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (See MILL.)

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