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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grit  \Grit\,  n.  [OE,  greet,  greot,  sand,  gravel,  AS  gre['o]t 
  grit,  sant,  dust;  akin  to  OS  griott,  OFries  gret  gravel, 
  OHG.  grioz,  G.  griess  Icel.  grj[=o]t,  and  to  E.  groats, 
  grout.  See  {Groats},  {Grout},  and  cf  {Grail}  gravel.] 
  1.  Sand  or  gravel;  rough,  hard  particles. 
 
  2.  The  coarse  part  of  meal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grit  \Grit\  (gr[i^]t),  v.  i. 
  To  give  forth  a  grating  sound,  as  sand  under  the  feet;  to 
  grate;  to  grind. 
 
  The  sanded  floor  that  grits  beneath  the  tread. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grit  \Grit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gritted};  p.  pr  &,  vb  n. 
  {Gritting}.] 
  To  grind;  to  rub  harshly  together;  to  grate;  as  to  grit  the 
  teeth.  [Collog.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grit 
  n  1:  a  hard  coarse-grained  siliceous  sandstone  [syn:  {gritrock}, 
  {gritstone}] 
  2:  (informal)  fortitude;  "he  didn't  have  the  guts  to  try  it" 
  [syn:  {backbone},  {guts},  {sand},  {gumption}] 
  v  1:  cover  with  a  grit;  "grit  roads" 
  2:  clench  together;  "grit  one's  teeth" 




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