Grist

2 definitions found

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

Grist \Grist\, noun [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See {Grind}.]

1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces.

Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store. --Tusser. Q.

2. Supply; provision. --Swift.

3. In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands. --Knight.

{All is grist that comes to his mill}, all that he has anything to do with is a source of profit. [Colloq.]

{To bring grist to the maill}, to bring profitable business into one's hands; to be a source of profit. [Colloq.] --Ayliffe.

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

grist

noun

1: grain intended to be or that has been ground


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