Dictionary Results for grating

1. grating - noun

· a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Synonym(s): grate

Hypernym(s): barrier

2. grating - noun

· a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

Synonym(s): grate

Hypernym(s): framework, frame

3. grating - noun

· optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

Synonym(s): diffraction_grating

Hypernym(s): optical_device

4. grate - verb

· furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish

5. grate - verb

· gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"

Synonym(s): eat_into, fret, rankle

Hypernym(s): annoy, rag, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

6. grate - verb

· reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; "grate carrots and onions"; "grate nutmeg"

Hypernym(s): rub

7. grate - verb

· make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

Synonym(s): grind

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise

8. grate - verb

· scratch repeatedly; "The cat scraped at the armchair"

Synonym(s): scrape

Hypernym(s): rub

9. grating - adjective

· unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

Synonym(s): gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy

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