- The definition of grass is of the family Poaceace which has jointed stems, long and narrow leaves and seed-like fruit.
An example of grass is a crop such as wheat or sugar cane.
Grass means vegetation consisting of short plants, or a piece of land with such vegetation.
Types of Grass
- Kentucky Bluegrass is often referred to as "America’s grass" because it is hardy enough to have its seed take root in almost any area of the continent.
- Hybrid strains, boast the ability to grow under the harshest of conditions, regardless of the soil they are planted in or the climate they must endure.
- Brands such as "Amazing Grass," "Zoysia Grass," and the highly popular "Perfect Patch" all boast that they are able to take root under any conditions.
An example of grass is a front lawn.
- Grass is defined as to grow vegetation with narrow, long leaves, or to send an animal out to eat in the pasture.
An example of grass is to send a herd of cows into the spring pastures to eat the new growth.
A field of grass.
- any of various plants of the grass family that are usually used for food, fodder, or grazing and as lawns
- any grasslike plant of various families having similar uses
- ground covered with grass; pasture land or lawn
Origin of grassfrom the visual resemblance to blades of grass horizontal lines of clutter on a radarscope caused by electronic noise signals
- ☆ Slang marijuana
Origin of grassshort for grasshopper, rhyming slang for copperBrit., Slang an informer; stool pigeon
Origin of grassMiddle English gras ; from Old English gærs, græs, akin to German gras ; from Indo-European an unverified form ghrō-, grow
- to put (an animal or animals) out to pasture or graze
- to grow grass over; cover with grass
- to lay (textiles, etc.) on the grass for bleaching by the sun
- Brit., Slang to inform against, as to the police
- to become covered with grass
- Brit., Slang to act as an informer; inform (on)
go to grass
- to graze
- Chiefly Brit. to rest or retire
- ☆ go to the devil!
let the grass grow under one's feet
put out to grass
- a. A member of the grass family.b. The members of the grass family considered as a group.
- Any of various plants having slender leaves similar to those of a grass.
- An expanse of ground, such as a lawn, covered with grass or similar plants.
- Grazing land; pasture.
- Slang Marijuana.
- Electronics Small variations in amplitude of an oscilloscope display caused by electrical noise.
- Chiefly British Slang An informer.
verbgrassed, grass·ing, grass·es
- a. To cover with grass.b. To grow grass on.
- To feed (livestock) with grass.
- To become covered with grass.
- To graze.
Origin of grassMiddle English gras, from Old English græs; see ghrē- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural grasses)
- (countable, uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the stem, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
- (countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
- (uncountable) A lawn.
- (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
- (countable, slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
- (uncountable, physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
- (uncountable, slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
- The season of fresh grass; spring.
(third-person singular simple present grasses, present participle grassing, simple past and past participle grassed)
- To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
- (intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
- To cover with grass or with turf.
- To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
- To bring to the grass or ground; to land.
- to grass a fish
From Middle English gras, gres, gers, from Old English græs, gærs (“grass, blade of grass, herb, young corn, hay, plant; pasture”), from Proto-Germanic *grasą (“grass”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁-, *ǵʰreh₁- (“to grow”).
Cognate with Scots girs, gers, gress (“grass”), North Frisian gäärs, geers (“grass”), Saterland Frisian Gäärs (“grass”), West Frisian gers (“grass”), Low German Gras (“grass”), Dutch gras (“grass, turf, pasture”), German Gras (“grass, weed”), Danish græs (“grass”), Swedish gräs (“grass”), Icelandic gras (“grass”), Latin herba (“plant, weed, grass”), Albanian grath (“grass blade, spike”). Related to grow, green.