Grating

  • 1 Grating — Grat ing, n. [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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Optics) A system of close equidistant parallel lines or …

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  • 2 grating — Ⅰ. grating [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) sounding harsh and unpleasant. 2) irritating. DERIVATIVES gratingly adverb. Ⅱ. grating [2] ► NOUN …

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  • 3 grating — grating1 [grāt′iŋ] n. [< GRATE2 + ING] 1. a framework of parallel or latticed bars set in a window, door, etc. 2. parallel bars or crossbars, sometimes curved or patterned, in a framework set in a sidewalk, ship s hatchway, etc. 3. DIFFRACTION …

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  • 4 Grating — Grat ing, a. [See {Grate} to rub harshy.] That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh. {Grat ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Grating — Grat ing, n. A harsh sound caused by attrition. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 Gräting — Gräting, Rost oder Gitterwerk zum Bedecken der Luken auf Kriegsschiffen; auch in den Schiffsmaschinen und Kesselräumen als Fußbodenbelag gebräuchlich …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Gräting — Gräting, auf Schiffen ein Gitterwerk aus Holz oder Eisen, das zum Bedecken der Luken oder als Tritt dient. Im Panzerdeck werden die Luken mit Luftdurchlaß durch Panzergrätings geschlossen. T. Schwarz …

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  • 8 Gräting — Gräting, Rost oder Gitterwerk aus Holz oder Metall zum Zudecken von Luken auf Kriegsschiffen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 grating — index harsh, provocative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 grating — (adj.) annoying, irritating, 1560s, figurative use of prp. adjective from GRATE (Cf. grate) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 grating — [adj] irritating; scraping annoying, disagreeable, discordant, displeasing, dissonant, dry, grinding, harsh, harsh sounding, hoarse, irksome, jarring, offensive, rasping, raucous, rough, shrill, squeaky, strident, stridulent, stridulous,… …

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  • 12 Grating — A grating is any regularly spaced collection of essentially identical, parallel, elongated elements. Gratings usually consist of a single set of elongated elements, but can consist of two sets, in which case the second set is usually… …

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  • 13 Gräting — Mit Grätings abgedeckte Luken eines Segelschiffes Mod …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 grating — grat|ing1 [ˈgreıtıŋ] n a metal frame with bars across it, used to cover a window or hole ▪ Leaves clogged the grating over the drain. grating 2 grating2 adj a grating sound is hard and unpleasant ▪ a harsh grating voice >gratingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 grating — [[t]gre͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] gratings 1) N COUNT A grating is a flat metal frame with rows of bars across it, which is fastened over a window or over a hole in a wall or the ground. ...an open grating in the sidewalk. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A grating… …

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  • 16 Gräting — Grä|ting 〈f.10 od. 7; Mar.〉 Gitterauflage auf Schiffsdecks [<engl. grating „Gitter, Gitterwerk“] * * * Grä|ting, die; , e u. s [engl. grating = Gitter(werk)] (Seemannsspr.): Gitterrost [auf Schiffen]. * * * Grä|ting, die; , e u. s [engl.… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 grating — 1 noun (C) a metal frame with bars across it, used to cover a window or hole: Leaves clogged the grating over the drain. 2 adjective a grating sound is hard and unpleasant: a harsh grating laugh gratingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 grating — adjective 1) the chair made a grating noise Syn: scraping, scratching, grinding, rasping, jarring 2) a grating voice Syn: harsh, raucous, strident, piercing, shrill, screechy; discor …

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  • 19 grating — I UK [ˈɡreɪtɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms grating : singular grating plural gratings a metal frame with bars across it, used for covering a hole or window II UK [ˈɡreɪtɪŋ] / US adjective a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and… …

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  • 20 Grating — Grate Grate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grating}.] To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window. [1913 Webster] …

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