a.1.Serving to gratify; agreeable.
n.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.
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.
v. t.1.To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
[imp. & p. p. Grated; p. pr. & vb. n. Grating.]
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.
v. i.1.To make a harsh sound by friction.
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.
Noun1.grate - a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
Synonyms: grating
2.grate - a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
3.grate - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
Synonyms: grating
Verb1.grate - furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
2.grate - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The unjustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
Synonyms: eat into, rankle, fret
3.grate - reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"
4.grate - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
Synonyms: grind
5.grate - scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"
Synonyms: scrape
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