The definition of grit is small, often abrasive, particles of sand or stone.noun
Little dirt and pebbles stuck in the bottom of your shoe are an example of grit.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- rough, hard particles of sand, stone, etc.
- the texture of stone, with regard to the fineness or coarseness of its grain
- any of several sandstones with large, sharp grains, often used for grindstones
- ☆ stubborn courage; brave perseverance; pluck
Origin: with Early ModE vowel shortening < ME grete < OE greot, akin to Ger griess IE base *ghrēu-, to rub hard over, crumble > great
- to cover with grit
- ☆ to clench or grind (the teeth) in anger or determination
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- Minute rough granules, as of sand or stone.
- The texture or fineness of sand or stone used in grinding.
- A coarse hard sandstone used for making grindstones and millstones.
- Informal Indomitable spirit; pluck.
- To clamp (the teeth) together.
- To cover or treat with grit.
Origin: Middle English gret, sand, from Old English grēot.