Gravy meaning

grāvē
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The juice given off by meat in cooking.
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(uncountable) A thick sauce made from the fat or juices that come out from meat or vegetables as they are being cooked.
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(countable) A type of gravy.
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(uncountable) (among Italian-Americans) Sauce used for pasta.
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(uncountable) Unearned gain.
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(uncountable) Extra benefit.

The first thousand tickets and the concessions cover the venue and the band. The rest is gravy.

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A sauce made by combining this juice with flour, seasoning, etc.
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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