Grout Definition

grouted, grouting, grouts
Coarse meal.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A thin mortar used to fill chinks, as between tiles.
Webster's New World
Sediment; dregs.
Webster's New World
A fine plaster for finishing surfaces.
Webster's New World
To fill or finish with grout.
Webster's New World

To insert mortar between tiles.

I spent the whole afternoon grouting the kitchen floor.

Origin of Grout

  • From obsolete grewt, grut (“dirt, soul”), from Middle English grut, from Old English grūt (“dregs; coarse meal”), from Proto-Germanic *grūtą (compare Dutch gruit (“dregs”), German Grauß, Norwegian grut (“ground”)), lengthening of Proto-Germanic *grutą.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English grain used for making malt, mud from Old English grūt coarse meal

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

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