Origin of gratisClassical Latin from gratia, a favor: see grace
- The definition of gratis is free.
The drinks that were given at the fundraiser are an example of something gratis.
- Gratis is defined as no money was paid.
An example of something given gratis is free advice.
Without payment or charge.
Origin of gratisMiddle English from Latin grātīs alteration of grātiīs out of kindness, free ablative pl. of grātia kindness ; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- In the southern part of the monastery is the church of Sergius, beneath which are spacious rooms where 200,000 dinners are distributed gratis every year to the pilgrims. The bell-tower, 320 ft.
- On returning to Ruffach, he taught gratis in the Minorite convent school that he might borrow books from the library, and in his sixteenth year resolved to become a friar.
- Carnarvonshire, on which Pistyll farm still gives food gratis to all pilgrims or travellers.
- From 1869 onwards Abbe Liszt divided his time between Rome and Weimar, where during the summer months he received pupils - gratis as formerly - and, from 1876 up to his death at Bayreuth on the 31st of July 1886, he also taught for several months every year at the Hungarian Conservatoire of Budapest.
- Printed brochures, gratis from Myrtle Somebody whose brother-in-law was a printer, were placed about town by tiny Tonya, an eight-year-old Latina waif hired by Fred for five bucks.