Grass meaning

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Grass means vegetation consisting of short plants, or a piece of land with such vegetation.
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Any of various plants having slender leaves similar to those of a grass.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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(countable, slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
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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.

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Grazing land; pasture.
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(electronics) Small variations in amplitude of an oscilloscope display caused by electrical noise.
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(chiefly british slang) An informer.
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To feed (livestock) with grass.
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To become covered with grass.
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To graze.
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(person) 1927-2015; Ger. writer.
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Any of a large family ( Gramineae or Poaceae ) of monocotyledonous plants having narrow leaves, hollow stems, and clusters of very small, usually wind-pollinated flowers. Grasses include many varieties of plants grown for food, fodder, and ground cover. Wheat, maize, sugar cane, and bamboo are grasses.
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(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.
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(countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
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(uncountable) A lawn.
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(uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
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(uncountable, physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
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The season of fresh grass; spring.
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To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
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(intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
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To cover with grass or with turf.
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To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
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To bring to the grass or ground; to land.

To grass a fish.

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An expanse of ground, such as a lawn, covered with grass or similar plants.
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(slang) Marijuana.
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(uncountable, slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
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Origin of grass

  • Middle English gras from Old English græs ghrē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary