grass vs grass what difference

what is difference between grass and grass

English

Etymology

From Middle English gras, gres, gers, from Old English græs, gærs (grass, blade of grass, herb, young corn, hay, plant; pasture), from Proto-West Germanic *gras (grass), from Proto-Germanic *grasą (grass), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

The “informer” sense is probably a shortening of grasshopper (police officer, informant), rhyming slang for copper (police officer) or shopper (informant) (the exact sequence of derivation is unclear).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gräs, IPA(key): /ɡɹɑːs/
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠ɑːs]
    • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠äːs], [ɡɹ̠ɐːs]
    • Rhymes: -ɑːs
  • enPR: grăs, IPA(key): /ɡɹæs/
    • (US, Canada) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠æs], [ɡɹ̠ɛəs], [ɡɹ̠eəs]
    • (Northern England, Ireland) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠as], [ɡɹ̠æs]
    • Rhymes: -æs

Noun

grass (countable and uncountable, plural grasses)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the stem, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:grass
    • Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
      For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
      Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
      In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
  2. (countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
  3. (uncountable) A lawn.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  5. (countable, Britain, slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:informant
  6. (uncountable, physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
  7. (uncountable, slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
    • 1960, United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel, Radarman 3 & 2 (volume 1, page 49)
      The problem in radar detection is to have a signal to noise ratio that will allow the echo to be seen through the grass on the radar screen. The use of a long pulse allows a greater average signal strength to be returned in the target echoes.
    • 1963, Analysis of Weapons (page 61)
      Some of the scattered waves can be picked up by the receiver and may show up as “grass” on the radar presentation. Weather radars make use of this phenomenon to chart the progress of storms.
  8. The season of fresh grass; spring or summer.
    Synonyms: breakup, spring, springtime
  9. (obsolete, figuratively) That which is transitory.
    Synonym: ephemera
  10. (countable, folk etymology) Asparagus; “sparrowgrass”.
  11. (mining) The surface of a mine.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Tok Pisin: gras, garas
  • Fiji Hindi: giraas

Translations

See also

  • Poaceae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Grass (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

grass (third-person singular simple present grasses, present participle grassing, simple past and past participle grassed)

  1. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
    Synonyms: flatten, floor, lay low, lay out, knock down, knock out, knock over, strike down
  2. (transitive or intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:rat out
  3. (transitive) To cover with grass or with turf.
  4. (transitive) To feed with grass.
  5. (transitive) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
  6. (transitive) To bring to the grass or ground; to land.
    • 1903, John Buchan, The African Colony
      Let him hook and land a tigerfish of 20 lb., at the imminent risk of capsizing and joining the company of the engaging crocodiles, or, when he has grassed the fish, of having a finger bitten off by his iron teeth []

Translations


Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • gras (Sette Comuni)

Etymology

From Middle High German gras, from Old High German gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą. Cognate with German Gras, English grass.

Noun

grass m

  1. (Luserna, Tredici Comuni) grass

References

  • “grass” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Lombard

Etymology

From Latin crassus. Compare Italian grasso.

Adjective

grass

  1. fat, thick

Noun

grass

  1. fat, grease

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin crassus. Compare French graisse.

Noun

grass m

  1. fat


English

Etymology

From Middle English gras, gres, gers, from Old English græs, gærs (grass, blade of grass, herb, young corn, hay, plant; pasture), from Proto-West Germanic *gras (grass), from Proto-Germanic *grasą (grass), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreh₁- (to grow).

The “informer” sense is probably a shortening of grasshopper (police officer, informant), rhyming slang for copper (police officer) or shopper (informant) (the exact sequence of derivation is unclear).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gräs, IPA(key): /ɡɹɑːs/
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠ɑːs]
    • (General Australian, General New Zealand) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠äːs], [ɡɹ̠ɐːs]
    • Rhymes: -ɑːs
  • enPR: grăs, IPA(key): /ɡɹæs/
    • (US, Canada) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠æs], [ɡɹ̠ɛəs], [ɡɹ̠eəs]
    • (Northern England, Ireland) IPA(key): [ɡɹ̠as], [ɡɹ̠æs]
    • Rhymes: -æs

Noun

grass (countable and uncountable, plural grasses)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the stem, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:grass
    • Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
      For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
      Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
      In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
  2. (countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
  3. (uncountable) A lawn.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Marijuana.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  5. (countable, Britain, slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:informant
  6. (uncountable, physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
  7. (uncountable, slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
    • 1960, United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel, Radarman 3 & 2 (volume 1, page 49)
      The problem in radar detection is to have a signal to noise ratio that will allow the echo to be seen through the grass on the radar screen. The use of a long pulse allows a greater average signal strength to be returned in the target echoes.
    • 1963, Analysis of Weapons (page 61)
      Some of the scattered waves can be picked up by the receiver and may show up as “grass” on the radar presentation. Weather radars make use of this phenomenon to chart the progress of storms.
  8. The season of fresh grass; spring or summer.
    Synonyms: breakup, spring, springtime
  9. (obsolete, figuratively) That which is transitory.
    Synonym: ephemera
  10. (countable, folk etymology) Asparagus; “sparrowgrass”.
  11. (mining) The surface of a mine.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Tok Pisin: gras, garas
  • Fiji Hindi: giraas

Translations

See also

  • Poaceae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Grass (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

grass (third-person singular simple present grasses, present participle grassing, simple past and past participle grassed)

  1. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
    Synonyms: flatten, floor, lay low, lay out, knock down, knock out, knock over, strike down
  2. (transitive or intransitive, slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:rat out
  3. (transitive) To cover with grass or with turf.
  4. (transitive) To feed with grass.
  5. (transitive) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
  6. (transitive) To bring to the grass or ground; to land.
    • 1903, John Buchan, The African Colony
      Let him hook and land a tigerfish of 20 lb., at the imminent risk of capsizing and joining the company of the engaging crocodiles, or, when he has grassed the fish, of having a finger bitten off by his iron teeth []

Translations


Cimbrian

Alternative forms

  • gras (Sette Comuni)

Etymology

From Middle High German gras, from Old High German gras, from Proto-West Germanic *gras, from Proto-Germanic *grasą. Cognate with German Gras, English grass.

Noun

grass m

  1. (Luserna, Tredici Comuni) grass

References

  • “grass” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Lombard

Etymology

From Latin crassus. Compare Italian grasso.

Adjective

grass

  1. fat, thick

Noun

grass

  1. fat, grease

Romansch

Etymology

From Latin crassus. Compare French graisse.

Noun

grass m

  1. fat

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