Definition of "grid" []

  • A framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars; a grating or mesh. (noun)
  • A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron. (noun)
  • Something resembling a framework of crisscrossed parallel bars, as in rigidity or organization: The city's streets form a grid. (noun)
  • A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines forming squares on a map, a chart, an aerial photograph, or an optical device, used as a reference for locating points. (noun)
  • Electricity An interconnected system for the distribution of electricity or electromagnetic signals over a wide area, especially a network of high-tension cables and power stations. (noun)
  • A network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points (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.

  • A grating consisting of parallel bars (noun)
  • An electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance (noun)
  • Any interconnecting system of links (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "grid" in a sentence
  • "The term grid computing originated in the early 1990s as a metaphor for making computer power as easy to access as an electric power grid in Ian Foster's and Carl Kesselman's seminal work,"
  • "Solar panels across the desserts with efficient high power lines to get it on the grid is a cheaper option."
  • "In practice, however, the grid is an interstate concern."