- IPA: /ˈɡɹɪt/
- A collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground#Adjective|ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, or swarf from metalworking.
- The flower beds were white with grit from sand blasting the flagstone walkways.
- Sand or a sand–salt mixture spread on wet and, especially, icy roads and footpaths to improve traction.
- Inedible particles in food.
- These cookies seem to have grit from nutshells in them.
- A measure of the relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper, the smaller the number the coarser the abrasive.
- I need a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper.
- (geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g., grindstone grit.
- Strength of mind; great courage or fearlessness; fortitude.
- That kid with the cast on his arm has the grit to play dodgeball.
- French: gravillon
- German: Splitt, Schotter, Streu, Grieß, Streumittel, Streugut, Schrot
- Italian: sabbia
- Russian: песо́к
- Spanish: arenilla
grit (grits, present participle gritting; past and past participle gritted)
- Apparently only in grit one's teeth: to clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger.
- We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it.
- He has a sleeping disorder and grits his teeth.
- To cover with grit.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
- The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
grit (plural grits)
- (usually, in the plural) Husked but unground oats.
- (usually, in the plural) Coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge.
- German: Hafergraupen
- Italian: avena mondata
- Spanish: mote de avena (South America), avena pelada
grit (plural grits)
- (Canada, politics) A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing).
grit (not comparable)
- (Canada, politics) Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada.