I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English gras, from Old English græs; akin to Old High German gras grass, Old English grōwan to grow Date: before 12th century 1. herbage suitable or used for grazing animals 2. any of a large family (Gramineae syn. Poaceae) of monocotyledonous mostly herbaceous plants with jointed stems, slender sheathing leaves, and flowers borne in spikelets of bracts 3. land (as a lawn or a turf racetrack) covered with growing grass <
keep off the grass
the horse had never won on grass
4. plural leaves or plants of grass 5. a state or place of retirement <
put out to grass
6. [short for grasshopper, rhyming slang for copper] slang British a police informer 7. electronic noise on a radarscope that takes the form of vertical lines resembling lawn grass 8. marijuanagrassless adjectivegrasslike adjective II. verb Date: circa 1500 transitive verb 1. to feed (livestock) on grass sometimes without grain or other concentrates 2. to cover with grass; especially to seed to grass intransitive verb 1. to produce grass 2. slang British inform 2 — often used with on

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  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass — is the common word that generally describes monocotyledonous green plants. The family Gramineae (Poaceae) are the true grasses and include most plants grown as grains, for pasture, and for lawns (turf). They include some more specialised crops… …   Wikipedia

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  • Grass — oder GRASS bezeichnet: Grass Island, eine zu Südgeorgien gehörige Insel Grass (Kartenspiel), ein Kartenspiel (11496) Grass, einen Asteroiden GRASS GIS, ein Geoinformationssystem Grass (Film), Grass – A Nation’s Battle for Life, Dokumentarfilm von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grass — 〈n.; ; unz.; Drogenszene〉 = Gras (4) [engl.] * * * Grass, das; [engl. grass, eigtl. = Gras, nach den getrockneten Pflanzenteilen] (Jargon): Marihuana. * * * Grạss,   Günter, Schriftsteller und Grafiker, * Danzig 16. 10. 1927; Sohn deutsch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • grass — ► NOUN 1) vegetation consisting of short plants with long narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture. 2) ground covered with grass. 3) informal cannabis. 4) Brit. informal a police informer. ► VERB 1) cover with grass. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • grass — [gras, gräs] n. [ME gras < OE gærs, græs, akin to Ger gras < IE * ghrō , GROW] 1. any of various plants of the grass family that are usually used for food, fodder, or grazing and as lawns 2. any grasslike plant of various families having… …   English World dictionary

  • Grass — Grass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grassing}.] 1. To cover with grass or with turf. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass — O.E. græs, gærs herb, plant, grass, from P.Gmc. grasan (Cf. O.N., O.S., Du., O.H.G., Ger., Goth. gras, Swed. gräs), from PIE *ghros young shoot, sprout, from root *ghre to grow, become green (related to GROW (Cf. grow) and GREEN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Grass — Grass, v. i. To produce grass. [R.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GRASS — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Groupe d analyse du social et de la sociabilité GRASS GIS Ce document provient de « GRASS ». Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

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