gratelike

grate

1 [greyt]
noun
1.
a frame of metal bars for holding fuel when burning, as in a fireplace, furnace, or stove.
2.
a framework of parallel or crossed bars, used as a partition, guard, cover, or the like; grating.
3.
a fireplace.
verb (used with object), grated, grating.
4.
to furnish with a grate or grates.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin grāta a grating, variant of crāta, derivative of Latin crāt- (stem of crātis) wickerwork, hurdle; cf. crate

grateless, adjective
gratelike, adjective
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grate1 (ɡreɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to reduce to small shreds by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface: to grate carrots
2.  to scrape (an object) against something or (objects) together, producing a harsh rasping sound, or (of objects) to scrape with such a sound
3.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to annoy
 
n
4.  a harsh rasping sound
 
[C15: from Old French grater to scrape, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krazzōn]

grate2 (ɡreɪt)
 
n
1.  a framework of metal bars for holding fuel in a fireplace, stove, or furnace
2.  a less common word for fireplace
3.  another name for grating
4.  mining a perforated metal screen for grading crushed ore
 
vb
5.  (tr) to provide with a grate or grates
 
[C14: from Old French grate, from Latin crātis hurdle]

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Word Origin & History

grate
c.1400, from M.L. grata "lattice," from L. cratis "wickerwork."

grate
late 14c. (implied in grater), from O.Fr. grater "to scrape," from Frank. *kratton, from P.Gmc. *krattojan (cf. O.H.G. krazzon "to scratch, scrape"), probably of imitative origin. Senses of "sound harshly," and "annoy" are 16c.
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Grate definition


a network of brass for the bottom of the great altar of sacrifice (Ex. 27:4; 35:16; 38:4, 5, 30).

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