grass
Pronunciation
  • enPR: gräs, IPA: /ɡɹɑːs/
    • (RP) IPA: [ɡɹ̠ɑːs]
    • (AU, New Zealand) IPA: [ɡɹ̠äːs], [ɡɹ̠ɐːs]
  • enPR: grăs, IPA: /ɡɹæs/
    • (America, Canada) IPA: [ɡɹ̠æs], [ɡɹ̠ɛəs], [ɡɹ̠eəs]
    • (Northern England, Ireland) IPA: [ɡɹ̠as], [ɡɹ̠æs]
Noun

grass

  1. (countable, uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the stem, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
  2. (countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
  3. (uncountable) A lawn.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
  5. (countable, Britain, slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
  6. (uncountable, physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
  7. (uncountable, slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
  8. The season of fresh grass; spring or summer.
  9. (obsolete, figurative) That which is transitory.
    • Bible Is. xl. 7
      Surely the people is grass.
  10. (countable, folk etymology) Asparagus; "sparrowgrass".
  11. (mining) The surface of a mine.
Synonyms
  • (Poaceae) ll mul (alternative name), or seeSynonyms en
  • (marijuana) seeSynonyms en
  • (informant) seeSynonyms en
  • (spring) breakup, spring, springtime
  • (that which is transitory) ephemera
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

grass (grasses, present participle grassing; past and past participle grassed)

  1. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
  2. (transitive or intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
  3. (transitive) To cover with grass or with turf.
  4. (transitive) To feed with grass.
  5. (transitive) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
  6. (transitive) To bring to the grass or ground; to land.
    • Let him hook and land a tigerfish of 20 lb., at the imminent risk of capsizing and joining the company of the engaging crocodiles, or, when he has grassed the fish, of having a finger bitten off by his iron teeth […]
Synonyms Translations
Grass
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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