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[gree] /gri/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
superiority, mastery, or victory.
2.
the prize for victory.
3.
Obsolete. a step.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English gre < Old French < Latin gradus step, grade; cf. degree

gree2

[gree] /gri/
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

gree3

[gree] /gri/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), greed, greeing. British Dialect
1.
Origin
1375-1425; late Middle English; see gree2
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British Dictionary definitions for grees

gree1

/ɡriː/
noun (Scot, archaic)
1.
superiority or victory
2.
the prize for a victory
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step

gree2

/ɡriː/
noun (obsolete)
1.
goodwill; favour
2.
satisfaction for an insult or injury
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful

gree3

/ɡriː/
verb grees, greeing, greed
1.
(archaic or dialect) to come or cause to come to agreement or harmony
Word Origin
C14: variant of agree
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