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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grace  \Grace\,  n.  [F.  gr[^a]ce,  L.  gratia,  from  gratus  beloved, 
  dear,  agreeable;  perh.  akin  to  Gr  ?  to  rejoice,  ?  favor, 
  grace,  Skr.  hary  to  desire,  and  E.  yearn.  Cf  {Grateful}, 
  {Gratis}.] 
  1.  The  exercise  of  love,  kindness,  mercy,  favor;  disposition 
  to  benefit  or  serve  another;  favor  bestowed  or  privilege 
  conferred. 
 
  To  bow  and  sue  for  grace  With  suppliant  knee. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Theol.)  The  divine  favor  toward  man;  the  mercy  of  God,  as 
  distinguished  from  His  justice;  also  any  benefits  His 
  mercy  imparts;  divine  love  or  pardon;  a  state  of 
  acceptance  with  God;  enjoyment  of  the  divine  favor. 
 
  And  if  by  grace,  then  is  it  no  more  of  works  --Rom. 
  xi  6. 
 
  My  grace  is  sufficicnt  for  thee.  --2  Cor.  xii. 
  9. 
 
  Where  sin  abounded,  grace  did  much  more  abound. 
  --Rom.  v.  20. 
 
  By  whom  also  we  have  access  by  faith  into  this  grace 
  wherein  we  stand  --Rom.  v.2 
 
  3.  (Law) 
  a  The  prerogative  of  mercy  execised  by  the  executive,  as 
  pardon. 
  b  The  same  prerogative  when  exercised  in  the  form  of 
  equitable  relief  through  chancery. 
 
  4.  Fortune;  luck;  --  used  commonly  with  hard  or  sorry  when  it 
  means  misfortune.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  Inherent  excellence;  any  endowment  or  characteristic 
  fitted  to  win  favor  or  confer  pleasure  or  benefit. 
 
  He  is  complete  in  feature  and  in  mind.  With  all  good 
  grace  to  grace  a  gentleman.  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  formerly  given  the  general  character  of  Mr 
  Addison's  style  and  manner  as  natural  and 
  unaffected,  easy  and  polite,  and  full  of  those 
  graces  which  a  flowery  imagination  diffuses  over 
  writing.  --Blair. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grace  \Grace\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Graced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gracing}.] 
  1.  To  adorn;  to  decorate;  to  embellish  and  dignify. 
 
  Great  Jove  and  Phoebus  graced  his  noble  line 
  --Pope. 
 
  We  are  graced  with  wreaths  of  victory.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  dignify  or  raise  by  an  act  of  favor;  to  honor. 
 
  He  might  at  his  pleasure,  grace  or  disgrace  whom  he 
  would  in  court.  --Knolles. 
 
  3.  To  supply  with  heavenly  grace.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  4.  (Mus.)  To  add  grace  notes,  cadenzas,  etc.,  to 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grace 
  n  1:  a  state  of  sanctification  by  God  [syn:  {state  of  grace}] 
  2:  elegance  and  beauty  of  movement  or  expression  [syn:  {gracility}] 
  3:  a  sense  of  propriety  and  consideration  for  others  [syn:  {seemliness}] 
  [ant:  {unseemliness}] 
  4:  a  disposition  to  kindness  and  compassion;  benign  good  will: 
  "the  victor's  grace  in  treating  the  vanquished"  [syn:  {good 
  will},  {goodwill}] 
  5:  a  short  prayer  of  thanks  before  a  meal  [syn:  {blessing},  {thanksgiving}] 
  6:  free  and  unmerited  favor  or  beneficence  of  God:  "there  but 
  for  the  grace  of  God  go  I" 
  v  1:  make  more  attractive  by  adding  ornament,  colour,  etc.; 
  "Decorate  the  room  for  the  party";  "beautify  yourself 
  for  the  special  day"  [syn:  {decorate},  {adorn},  {ornament}, 
  {embellish},  {beautify}] 
  2:  be  beautiful  to  look  at  "Flowers  adorned  the  tables 
  everywhere"  [syn:  {deck},  {adorn},  {decorate},  {embellish}, 
  {beautify}] 
  3:  confer  honor  on  [syn:  {honor},  {honour},  {favor},  {favour}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Grace,  ID  (city,  FIPS  32500) 
  Location:  42.57634  N,  111.73003  W 
  Population  (1990):  973  (379  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  83241 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grace 
  (1.)  Of  form  or  person  (Prov.  1:9;  3:22;  Ps  45:2).  (2.)  Favour, 
  kindness,  friendship  (Gen.  6:8;  18:3;  19:19;  2  Tim.  1:9).  (3.) 
  God's  forgiving  mercy  (Rom.  11:6;  Eph.  2:5).  (4.)  The  gospel  as 
  distinguished  from  the  law  (John  1:17;  Rom.  6:14;  1  Pet.  5:12). 
  (5.)  Gifts  freely  bestowed  by  God;  as  miracles,  prophecy, 
  tongues  (Rom.  15:15;  1  Cor.  15:10;  Eph.  3:8).  (6.)  Christian 
  virtues  (2  Cor.  8:7;  2  Pet.  3:18).  (7.)  The  glory  hereafter  to 
  be  revealed  (1  Pet.  1:13). 
 




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