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Definition of Grate


  1. Serving to gratify; agreeable.
  2. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.
  3. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.
  4. To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
  5. To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce (a harsh sound) by rubbing.
  6. To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
  7. To fret; to irritate; to offend.
  8. To make a harsh sound by friction.
  9. To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.

Grate Translations

grate in Afrikaans is rooster
grate in Dutch is piepen, knarsen
grate in Finnish is narista, kaapia
grate in German is rastern
grate in Italian is crocchiare
grate in Norwegian is gitter, rive, raspe, skurre, rist
grate in Swedish is galler, rost, riva, gnissla