gree

gree

1 [gree]

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English gre < Old French < Latin gradus step, grade; cf. degree

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gree

2 [gree]
noun Archaic.
1.
favor; goodwill.
2.
satisfaction, as for an injury.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English gre < Old French gre (French gré) < Latin grātum what is agreeable

gree

3 [gree]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), greed, greeing. British Dialect.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see gree2

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gree1 (ɡriː)
 
n
1.  superiority or victory
2.  the prize for a victory
 
[C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step]

gree2 (ɡriː)
 
n
1.  goodwill; favour
2.  satisfaction for an insult or injury
 
[C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful]

gree3 (ɡriː)
 
vb , grees, greeing, greed
archaic, dialect or to come or cause to come to agreement or harmony
 
[C14: variant of agree]

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