Definition of "gracing" []

  • Elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion (noun)
  • A pleasing or charming quality (noun)
  • Goodwill or favour (noun)
  • The granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp by a superior (noun)
  • A sense of propriety and consideration for others (noun)
  • Affectation of manner (esp in the phrase airs and graces) (noun)
  • Mercy; clemency (noun)
  • The free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man (noun)
  • The divine assistance and power given to man in spiritual rebirth and sanctification (noun)
  • The condition of being favoured or sanctified by God (noun)
  • An unmerited gift, favour, etc, granted by God (noun)
  • A short prayer recited before or after a meal to invoke a blessing upon the food or give thanks for it (noun)
  • A melodic ornament or decoration (noun)
  • To add elegance and beauty to (verb)
  • To honour or favour (verb)
  • To ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc) with nonessential notes (verb)
  • Present participle of grace. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gracing" in a sentence
  • "Aphrodite called Hierodouli (Strabo viii. 6), who aided the ten thousand courtesans in gracing the Venus-temple: from this excessive luxury arose the proverb popularised by Horace."
  • "You have been more than generous in gracing several of our meetings this year, and it is indeed an honour to present you as a member of the Empire Club family and to ask you to bring greetings on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."
  • "You'd be hard pushed to find an MP who at some point hadn't made you drag out the 'Polly Conundrum', either whilst you were picking your chin up from the floor or scratching your head with that halibut expression gracing your featuresn perplexed over some bizarre utterance."