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Definition of "grass" []

  • The grass family. (noun)
  • The members of the grass family considered as a group. (noun)
  • Any of various plants having slender leaves characteristic of the grass family. (noun)
  • An expanse of ground, such as a lawn, covered with grass or similar plants. (noun)
  • Grazing land; pasture. (noun)
  • Any monocotyledonous plant of the family Poaceae (formerly Gramineae), having jointed stems sheathed by long narrow leaves, flowers in spikes, and seedlike fruits. The family includes cereals, bamboo, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Such plants collectively, in a lawn, meadow, etc (noun)
  • Any similar plant, such as knotgrass, deergrass, or scurvy grass (noun)
  • Ground on which such plants grow; a lawn, field, etc (noun)
  • Ground on which animals are grazed; pasture (noun)
  • A person who informs, esp on criminals (noun)
  • To cover or become covered with grass (verb)
  • To feed or be fed with grass (verb)
  • To spread (cloth) out on grass for drying or bleaching in the sun (verb)
  • To knock or bring down (an opponent) (verb)
  • To shoot down (a bird) (verb)
  • To land (a fish) on a river bank (verb)
  • To inform, esp to the police (verb)

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Use "grass" in a sentence
  • "LILY _gathering flowers and grass among the grass_."
  • "This year's awardees included a handful of well-known groups and dozens that truly embody the term grass roots."
  • "Several nights ago I heard a politician use the term grass roots, and it suddenly struck me, a retired high school English teacher, that I was ignorant of its derivation, even though I did know the expression denoted people and places "far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.""