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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grate  \Grate\,  n.  [LL.  grata,  fr  L.  crates  hurdle;  or  It 
  grata,  of  the  same  origin.  Sae  Crate,  Hurdle.] 
  1.  A  structure  or  frame  containing  parallel  or  crosed  bars, 
  with  interstices;  a  kind  of  latticework,  such  as  is  used 
  ia  the  windows  of  prisons  and  cloisters.  ``A  secret  grate 
  of  iron  bars.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  frame  or  bed,  or  kind  of  basket,  of  iron  bars,  for 
  holding  fuel  while  burning. 
 
  {Grate  surface}  (Steam,  Boiler)  the  area  of  the  surface  of 
  the  grate  upon  which  the  fuel  lies  in  the  furnace. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grate  \Grate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grated};  p.  pr  &.  vb  n. 
  {Grating}.] 
  To  furnish  with  grates;  to  protect  with  a  grating  or 
  crossbars;  as  to  grate  a  window. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grate  \Grate\,  a.  [L.  gratus  agreeable,  grateful:  cf  It  &  Sp 
  grato.  See  Grace,  and  cf  Agree.] 
  Serving  to  gratify;  agreeable.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Herbert. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grate  \Grate\,  v.  t.  [OF  grater  to  scrape,  scratch,  F.  gratter, 
  LL  gratare  cratare  of  German  origin;  cf  OHG.  chrazz[=o]n 
  G.  kratzen  D.  krassen  Sw  Kratta  and  perh.  E.  scratch.] 
  1.  To  rub  roughly  or  harshly,  as  one  body  against  another, 
  causing  a  harsh  sound;  as  to  grate  the  teeth;  to  produce 
  (a  harsh  sound)  by  rubbing. 
 
  On  their  hinges  grate  Harsh  thunder.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  reduce  to  small  particles  by  rubbing  with  anything 
  rough  or  indented;  as  to  grate  a  nutmeg. 
 
  3.  To  fret;  to  irritate;  to  offend. 
 
  News  my  good  lord  Rome  .  .  .  grates  me  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grate  \Grate\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  a  harsh  sound  by  friction. 
 
  I  had  rather  hear  a  brazen  canstick  turned,  Or  a  dry 
  wheel  grate  on  the  exletree.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  produce  the  effect  of  rubbing  with  a  hard  rough 
  material;  to  cause  wearing,  tearing,  or  bruising.  Hence 
  To  produce  exasperation,  soreness,  or  grief;  to  offend  by 
  oppression  or  importunity. 
 
  This  grated  harder  upon  the  hearts  of  men.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grate 
  n  1:  a  frame  of  iron  bars  to  hold  a  fire  [syn:  {grating}] 
  2:  a  barrier  that  has  parallel  or  crossed  bars  blocking  a 
  passage  but  admitting  air  [syn:  {grating}] 
  v  1:  gnaw  into  make  resentful  or  angry  [syn:  {eat  into},  {fret}, 
  {rankle}] 
  2:  make  a  grating  or  grinding  sound  by  rubbing  together;  "grate 
  one's  teeth  in  anger"  [syn:  {grind}] 
  3:  scratch  repeatedly  [syn:  {scrape}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grate 
  a  network  of  brass  for  the  bottom  of  the  great  altar  of 
  sacrifice  (Ex.  27:4;  35:16;  38:4,  5,  30). 
 




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