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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)

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.

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."