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Definition of Grit


  1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
  2. The coarse part of meal.
  3. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
  4. A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
  5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
  6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
  7. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
  8. To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
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Grit Translations

grit in Dutch is grind, gravel, gruis, steengruis
grit in Finnish is sora
grit in French is gravier
grit in German is Kies, Kies, Streusand
grit in Swedish is gott gry, grus, gry