Greek meaning

grēk
The definition of Greek is a person born in Greece, a person who's ancestors were from Greece or the language spoken by people from Greece.

An example of Greek is someone born and still living on the island Crete.

An example of Greek is the language spoken by those living in Athens, Greece.

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A member of a fraternity or sorority that has its name composed of Greek letters.
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Of or relating to Greece or its people, language, or culture.
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A person born or living in ancient or modern Greece.
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The language of the Greeks, constituting a separate branch of the Indo-European language family.
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A member of a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority.
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Of ancient or modern Greece or its people, language, or culture.
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Designating or of Greek Catholics or the Greek Orthodox Church.
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Designating or of a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority.
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In desktop publishing, to display text in a representative form in which the actual letters are not discernible, because the screen resolution isn't high enough to display them properly. The software lets you set which font sizes should be greeked.The term comes from typography and graphics design, in which Greek or Latin words are used in a mockup. They hold the position and represent the real text that will be forthcoming. Foreign symbols are used so that the text can be quickly identified as fake.
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Something that is unintelligible.

Quantum mechanics is Greek to me.

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Ancient Greek, esp. that of the classical period (c. 8th-4th cent. b.c.)
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be Greek to someone
  • To be incomprehensible or unintelligible to someone.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be Greek to someone

Origin of greek

  • Middle English Grek from Old English Grēcas the Greeks from Latin Graecus Greek from Greek Graikos ethnic designation of a Boeotian tribe that settled in Italy

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