A device used to grind coffee beans.
An example of to grind is using a mortar and pestle to turn cumin seeds into cumin powder.
transitive verbground, grind′ing
- to crush into bits or fine particles between two hard surfaces; pulverize
- to chop into small pieces or fine particles by means of sharp metal blades: to grind coffee beans
- to afflict with cruelty, hardship, etc.; crush; oppress: often with down: a people ground down by tyranny
- to sharpen, shape, or smooth by friction
- to press down or together with a crushing, turning motion; rub harshly or gratingly: to grind one's teeth
- to operate by turning the crank of: to grind a coffee mill
- to make or produce by grinding
Origin of grindMiddle English grinden from Old English grindan from Indo-European an unverified form ghrendh from base an unverified form ghren-, to rub away, pulverize from source ground
- to perform the act of grinding something
- to be capable of being ground; undergo grinding
- to grate
- Informal to work or study hard and steadily
- Slang to move the hips in a circular motion, as in striptease dancing
- the act or operation of grinding
- the degree of fineness of something ground into particles
- long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery
- Informal a student who studies very hard
- Slang a circular movement of the hips made by or as by a striptease dancer
grind to a halt
verbground, grind·ing, grinds
- a. To reduce to small bits or crush to a fine powder: grind wheat into flour; grind coffee beans.b. To shape, sharpen, or refine with friction: grind scissors to a fine edge; grind lenses for eyeglasses.
- To rub (two surfaces) together harshly; gnash: grind one's teeth.
- To bear down on harshly; crush: The team's spirit was ground down by harsh losses.
- To oppress or weaken gradually or persistently: “Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law” ( Oliver Goldsmith )
- To operate by turning a crank: ground a hurdy-gurdy.
- To instill or teach by persistent repetition: ground the truth into their heads.
- To perform the operation of grinding something.
- To become crushed, pulverized, or powdered by friction: Those coffee beans ground easily.
- a. To move with noisy friction; grate: a train grinding along rusty rails.b. To ride a skateboard, a snowboard, or skis over a grind rail or narrow surface, often with the board or skis at right angles to the direction of movement.
- Informal To devote oneself to study or work: grinding for a test; grinding away at housework.
- Slang To rotate the pelvis erotically, as while dancing or performing a striptease.
- The act of grinding.
- A crunching or grinding noise.
- a. A specific grade or degree of pulverization, as of coffee beans: drip grind.b. Bits of ground coffee; grounds.
- Informal A laborious task, routine, or study: the daily grind.
- Informal A student who works or studies excessively.
- Slang An erotic rotation of the pelvis.
Origin of grindMiddle English grinden from Old English grindan ; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present grinds, present participle grinding, simple past and past participle ground or grinded)
- To reduce to smaller pieces by crushing with lateral motion.
- To shape with the force of friction.
- grind a lens
- grind an axe
- (metalworking) To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
- To become ground, pulverized, or polished by friction.
- This corn grinds well.
- Steel grinds to a sharp edge.
- To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
- (sports) To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
- To oppress, hold down or weaken.
- (slang) To rotate the hips erotically.
- (slang) To dance in a sexually suggestive way with both partners in very close proximity, sometimes pressed against each other.
- (video games) To repeat a task in order to gain levels or items.
- To produce mechanically and repetitively as if by turning a crank.
- To instill through repetitive teaching.
- Grinding lessons into students' heads does not motivate them to learn.
- (slang, Hawaii) To eat.
- Eh, brah, let's go grind.
- (slang) To work or study hard; to hustle or drudge.
- In the sports and video game senses, the past participle and past tense form grinded is often used instead of the irregular form ground.
- The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by friction.
- A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
- This bag contains espresso grind.
- A tedious task.
- This homework is a grind.
- A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
- (archaic, slang) One who studies hard; a swot.
- Grindcore (subgenre of heavy metal)
grind - Computer Definition
To continually guess passwords by creating all possible character combinations and systematically attempting to gain access to a system or service until the right password is found.
See Also: Brute-Force; Password.
GSLB (general term): GSLB stands for Global Server Load Balancing and is a very widely used concept in the world of global Internet computing. Requests to popular Web services—such as search engines, news services, shopping sites, and auctioning sites—are examined for their origin and then directed to the least used or closest server.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website. http://www.linuxsecurity.com/resource_files/documentation/hacking-dict.html.