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grating Explained

grating at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


grating at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a metal frame with bars across it, used to cover a window or hole// --Leaves clogged the grating over the drain.//
grating 2 adj a grating sound is hard and unpleasant// --a harsh grating voice// -- gratingly adv //

grating at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

208 Moby Thesaurus words for "grating":
abrasion, absonant, ajar, andiron, annoying, antagonistic,
antipathetic, arabesque, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads,
at odds, at variance, at war, atomization, atonal, attrition,
basketry, basketwork, beating, bolter, brecciation, cacophonous,
cancellation, chafing, chain, clashing, coal tongs, colander,
comminution, conflicting, confused, contradictory, contrary,
cracked, crane, cranky, creaking, croaking, crook, cross,
cross-hatching, crossing-out, crumbling, crushing, damper,
detrition, diaphonic, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable,
disagreeing, disconsonant, discordant, discrepant, disharmonic,
disharmonious, disintegration, disproportionate, dissident,
dissonant, divergent, dry, filigree, fire hook, fire tongs,
firedog, flat, fragmentation, fret, fretting, fretwork, galling,
granulation, granulization, grate, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill,
grille, griller, grillwork, grinding, gritty, hachure, harsh,
hatching, hoarse, hostile, immelodious, immiscible, inaccordant,
incompatible, inharmonic, inharmonious, interlacement,
intertexture, intertwinement, irksome, irritant, irritating,
irritative, jangling, jangly, jarring, jostling, lace, lacery,
lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, levigation, lifter,
mashing, mesh, meshes, meshwork, musicless, negative,
nerve-jangling, nerve-racking, nerve-rending, nerve-shaking,
nerve-trying, net, netting, network, nonmelodious, off, off-key,
off-tone, offensive, out of accord, out of pitch, out of tone,
out of tune, out of whack, piercing, plexure, plexus, poker,
pothook, pounding, powdering, raddle, rasping, raspy, raucous,
repugnant, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle,
rough, salamander, scraping, scrapy, scratching, scratchy,
screeching, screen, screening, sharp, shredding, shrill, sieve,
sifter, smashing, sorter, sour, spit, squawking, squeaky, stinging,
strident, stridulous, texture, tissue, tongs, tracery, trellis,
trelliswork, tripod, trituration, trivet, tuneless, turnspit,
uncongenial, unharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, untunable,
untuned, untuneful, variant, vexatious, warring, wattle, weave,
weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork

grating at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Crossing): crossing, intersection, level crossing, reticulation, network, mortise, net, plexus, web, mesh, twill, skein, wicker, plait, wattle, lattice, grating, grille, gridiron, fretwork, filigree.

grating at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective
a flat frame with metal bars across it, used to cover a window, a hole in the ground, etc:
The entrance to the drain is covered by a heavy iron grating.
see also GRATE (2)
adjective (of a sound or sb's voice) unpleasant and harsh to listen to:
The sound of his grating voice complaining all day was driving me crazy.

Grating at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Grating \Grat"ing\, n. (Optics)
A system of close equidistant parallel lines or bars, esp.
lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra
by diffraction. Gratings have been made with over 40,000 such
lines to the inch, but those with a somewhat smaller number
give the best definition.

Grate \Grate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grated}; p. pr. &. vb. n.
To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or
crossbars; as, to grate a window.

Grating \Grat"ing\, n. [See 2d Grate.]
1. A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars;
a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating
of a prison or convent.

2. (Optics) A system of close equidistant and parallel lines
lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished
surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; --
called also {diffraction grating}.

3. pl. (Naut.) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a
hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice
used for the flooring of boats. [1913 Webster]

Grating \Grat"ing\, a. [See {Grate} to rub harshy.]
That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. -- {Grat"ing*ly},

Grating \Grat"ing\, n.
A harsh sound caused by attrition.

grating at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
[syn: {gravel}, {gravelly}, {rasping}, {raspy}, {rough}]

n 1: a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a
passage but admitting air [syn: {grate}]
2: a frame of iron bars to hold a fire [syn: {grate}]
3: optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel
grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other
electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce
its spectrum [syn: {diffraction grating}]

grating at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: rhymes » eɪtɪŋ


  • (typically of a voice) harsh and unpleasant


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
    1. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire


      * grill

      Related terms

      * grate


      Inter: trans-top » barrier

  • Finnish: (crossed or parallel bars) Inter: t+ » fi|ritilä, (crossed bars only) Inter: t- » fi|ristikko

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cliath|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rejilla|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » frame to hold a fire
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|arina, Inter: t+ » fi|ritilä
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cliath|f, Inter: t- » gd|cliath-theine|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|rejilla|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t+ » de|Gitter|n
    • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|rejilla|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: present participle of » grate

  • Translation: de » grating
    Translation: eo » grating
    Translation: fr » grating
    Translation: ko » grating
    Translation: io » grating
    Translation: kn » grating
    Translation: hu » grating
    Translation: ml » grating
    Translation: my » grating
    Translation: pl » grating
    Translation: sv » grating
    Translation: ta » grating
    Translation: te » grating
    Translation: vi » grating
    Translation: zh » grating