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Webster 1913 Edition


Grating

Grat′ing

,
Noun.
[See 2d Grate.]
1.
A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate;
as, the
grating
of a prison or convent
.
3.
pl.
(Naut.)
The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.

Grat′ing

,
Adj.
[See
Grate
to rub harshy.]
That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.
Grat′ing-ly
, adv.

Grat′ing

,
Noun.
A harsh sound caused by attrition.

Webster 1828 Edition


Grating

GRA'TING

,
ppr.
[See Grate.] Rubbing; wearing off in particles.
1.
Fretting; irritating; harsh; as grating sounds, or a grating reflection.

GRA'TING


Definition 2022


grating

grating

English

Adjective

grating

  1. (typically of a voice) Harsh and unpleasant.
  2. Abrasive; tending to annoy.

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Noun

grating (plural gratings)

  1. A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
  2. A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
  3. The loose material that comes from something being grated.
    Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.
  4. An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
  5. (nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.

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Verb

grating

  1. present participle of grate