see also: GRID
Pronunciation Noun

grid (plural grids)

  1. A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
  2. A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
    • Die Hard (movie)
      You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid.
  3. (computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
  4. (cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.
  5. (motor racing) The pattern of starting positions of the drivers for a race.
  6. (electronics) The third (or higher) electrode of a vacuum tube (triode or higher).
  7. (electricity) A battery-plate somewhat like a grating, especially a zinc plate in a primary battery, or a lead plate in a secondary or storage battery.
  8. A grating of parallel bars; a gridiron.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

grid (grids, present participle gridding; past gridded, past participle gridded)

  1. To mark with a grid.
  2. To assign a reference grid to.

grid (uncountable)

  1. (dated) Acronym of gay-related immunodeficiency

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