3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grind \Grind\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.]

1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the action of millstones.

Take the millstones, and grind meal. --Is. xivii. 2.

2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill; to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.

3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.

To grind the subject or defraud the prince. --Dryden.

4. To study hard for examination; -- commonly used with away; as, to grind away at one's studies. [College Slang]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grinding \Grind"ing\, adjective & n. from Grind.

{Grinding frame}, an English name for a cotton spinning machine.

{Grinding mill}. (a) A mill for grinding grain. (b) A lapidary's lathe.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: material resulting from the process of grinding; "vegetable grindings clogged the drain"

2: a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

3: the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice [syn: {grinding}, {abrasion}, {attrition}, {detrition}]

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