Gravy Definition

grāvē
gravies
noun
gravies
The juice given off by meat in cooking.
Webster's New World
A sauce made by combining this juice with flour, seasoning, etc.
Webster's New World
Money easily or illegally obtained.
Webster's New World
Any extra benefit or value beyond that expected.
Webster's New World
(countable) A type of gravy.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
pan gravybuncewindfallmanna from heavengodsendgold-rushbonanzaboomrouxpoulettemarinaraespagnolebourguignonnesoubisecolbert
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Other Word Forms of Gravy

Noun

Singular:
gravy
Plural:
gravies

Origin of Gravy

  • Middle English grave from Old French possibly a misreading of grane stew, sauce from Latin grānātus having many seeds pomegranate

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

  • From Middle English greavie; probably from greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow, from Old French. See greaves.

    From Wiktionary

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