Grating definitions

grā'tĭng
Harsh and rasping.
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Irritating or annoying.
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A framework of parallel or latticed bars set in a window, door, etc.
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Parallel bars or crossbars, sometimes curved or patterned, in a framework set in a sidewalk, ship's hatchway, etc.
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A grill or network of bars set in a window or door or used as a partition; a grate.
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A diffraction grating.
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(typically of a voice) Harsh and unpleasant.
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A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
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Abrasive; tending to annoy.
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A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
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The loose material that comes from something being grated.

Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.

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An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
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(nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.
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Present participle of grate.
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