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5 definitions found
 for grit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grit \Grit\ (gr[i^]t), v. i.
     To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to
     grate; to grind.
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           The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grit \Grit\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gritted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gritting.]
     To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the
     teeth. [Collog.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grit \Grit\, n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre['o]t
     grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel,
     OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats,
     grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.]
     1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
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     2. The coarse part of meal.
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     3. pl. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground;
        in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than
        groats.
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     4. (Geol.) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as,
        millstone grit; -- called also gritrock and gritstone.
        The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained
        sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
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     5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of
        good grit.
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     6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage;
        fortitude. --C. Reade. --E. P. Whipple.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grit
      n 1: a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone [syn: grit,
           gritrock, gritstone]
      2: fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try
         it" [syn: backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand,
         gumption]
      v 1: cover with a grit; "grit roads"
      2: clench together; "grit one's teeth"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "grit":
     air pollution, attritus, backbone, bottle, bottom, bran, bravery,
     breccia, chafe, chutzpah, cosmic dust, courage, courageousness,
     crumb, crumble, dauntlessness, debris, determination, detritus,
     doughtiness, dust, dust ball, efflorescence, exacerbate, fallout,
     farina, fearlessness, filings, firmness, flour, fortitude, fret,
     gall, gameness, grain, granule, granulet, grate, grate on, gravel,
     grits, groats, guts, gutsiness, guttiness, hardihood, hardiness,
     heart, heart of oak, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity,
     intrepidness, irritate, kittens, lint, meal, mettle,
     mettlesomeness, moxie, nerve, pith, pluck, pluckiness, powder,
     provoke, pussies, rasp, raspings, resoluteness, resolution,
     resolve, sand, sawdust, set on edge, shingle, smut, soot, spirit,
     spunk, spunkiness, stalwartness, stamina, starch, staunchness,
     stout heart, tenacity, toughness, true grit, valor
  
  

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