grass vs shop what difference

what is difference between grass and shop

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 shoppe, schoppe, from Old English sċeoppa, sċoppa (shed; booth; stall; shop), from Proto-Germanic *skupp-, *skup- (barn, shed), from Proto-Indo-European *skub-, *skup- (to bend, bow, curve, vault). Cognate with Dutch schop (spade, kick), German Schuppen (shed), German Schober (barn), French échoppe (booth, shop) (< Germanic).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃɒp/
  • (US) enPR: shäp, IPA(key): /ʃɑp/
  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Noun

shop (countable and uncountable, plural shops)

  1. An establishment that sells goods or services to the public; originally only a physical location, but now a virtual establishment as well.
    • From shop to shop / Wandering, and littering with unfolded silks / The polished counter.
  2. A place where things are manufactured or crafted; a workshop.
  3. A large garage where vehicle mechanics work.
  4. Workplace; office. Used mainly in expressions such as shop talk, closed shop and shop floor.
  5. (figuratively, uncountable) Discussion of business or professional affairs.
  6. A variety of classes taught in junior or senior high school that teach vocational skill.
  7. An establishment where a barber or beautician works.
    a barber shop
  8. An act of shopping, especially routine shopping for food and other domestic supplies.
    This is where I do my weekly shop.

Synonyms

  • (establishment that sells goods): boutique, retail outlet, store (US); see also Thesaurus:retail store
  • (place where things are crafted): atelier, studio, workshop
  • (automobile mechanic’s workplace): garage
  • (workplace): office, place of work, workplace
  • (wood shop): carpentry, wood shop, woodwork
  • (metal shop): metal shop, metalwork

Derived terms

Related terms

  • shoppe

Descendants

Translations

Verb

shop (third-person singular simple present shops, present participle shopping, simple past and past participle shopped)

  1. (intransitive) To visit stores or shops to browse or explore merchandise, especially with the intention of buying such merchandise.
    I went shopping early before the Christmas rush.
    He’s shopping for clothes.
  2. (transitive) To purchase products from (a range or catalogue, etc.).
    Shop our new arrivals.
    • 1988, Sylvia Harney, Married beyond recognition: a humorous look at marriage (page 90)
      You fantasized about having unhurried afternoons before the baby arrived to leisurely shop your favorite boutiques. Then the first crash hits — you no longer have the money to shop your favorite boutiques.
  3. (transitive, slang, chiefly Britain) To report the criminal activities or whereabouts of someone to an authority.
    He shopped his mates in to the police.
  4. (transitive, slang, chiefly Britain) To imprison.
  5. (transitive, Internet slang) To photoshop; to digitally edit a picture or photograph.

Synonyms

  • (to report a criminal to authority): grass up (slang)

Derived terms

Descendants

Translations

Interjection

shop

  1. (dated) Used to attract the services of a shop assistant

Further reading

  • shop at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Hosp., OHPs, PHOs, Posh, Soph, hops, hosp, phos, posh, soph

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English shop.

Pronunciation

Noun

shop m (plural shops, diminutive shopje n)

  1. shop
    Synonym: winkel

Derived terms

  • koffieshop

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from English shop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃop/, [ˈʃo̞p]

Noun

shop

  1. (Anglism) Alternative form of shoppi (establishment that sells goods or services to the public).

Declension

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