Grass Definition

grăs
grasses
noun
grasses
A member of the grass family.
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The members of the grass family considered as a group.
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Any of various plants having slender leaves similar to those of a grass.
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An expanse of ground, such as a lawn, covered with grass or similar plants.
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Grazing land; pasture.
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adjective
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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verb
grasses
To cover with grass.
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To grow grass on.
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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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proper name
1927-2015; Ger. writer.
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Other Word Forms of Grass

Noun

Singular:
grass
Plural:
grasses

Origin of Grass

  • 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

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

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

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