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English Dictionary: grind by the DICT Development Group
8 results for grind
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
grind
n
  1. an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    Synonym(s): swot, grind, nerd, wonk, dweeb
  2. the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground; "a coarse grind of coffee"
  3. hard monotonous routine work
    Synonym(s): drudgery, plodding, grind, donkeywork
  4. the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    Synonym(s): grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation
v
  1. press or grind with a crushing noise [syn: crunch, cranch, craunch, grind]
  2. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
    Synonym(s): grate, grind
  3. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    Synonym(s): labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
  4. dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
  5. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
    Synonym(s): grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
  6. created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"
  7. shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grind \Grind\, v. i.
      1. To perform the operation of grinding something; to turn
            the millstones.
  
                     Send thee Into the common prison, there to grind.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. To become ground or pulverized by friction; as, this corn
            grinds well.
  
      3. To become polished or sharpened by friction; as, glass
            grinds smooth; steel grinds to a sharp edge.
  
      4. To move with much difficulty or friction; to grate.
  
      5. To perform hard aud distasteful service; to drudge; to
            study hard, as for an examination. --Farrar.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grind \Grind\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ground}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Grinding}.] [AS. grindan; perh. akin to L. frendere to
      gnash, grind. Cf. {Grist}.]
      1. To reduce to powder by friction, as in a mill, or with the
            teeth; to crush into small fragments; to produce as by the
            action of millstones.
  
                     Take the millstones, and grind meal.   --Is. xivii.
                                                                              2.
  
      2. To wear down, polish, or sharpen, by friction; to make
            smooth, sharp, or pointed; to whet, as a knife or drill;
            to rub against one another, as teeth, etc.
  
      3. To oppress by severe exactions; to harass.
  
                     To grind the subject or defraud the prince.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      4. To study hard for examination. [College Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grind \Grind\, n.
      1. The act of reducing to powder, or of sharpening, by
            friction.
  
      2. Any severe continuous work or occupation; esp., hard and
            uninteresting study. [Colloq.] --T. Hughes.
  
      3. A hard student; a dig. [College Slang]

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   grind vt.   1. [MIT and Berkeley; now rare] To prettify hardcopy
   of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing
   keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc.   This
   usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare;
   {prettyprint} was and is the generic term for such operations.   2.
   [Unix] To generate the formatted version of a document from the
   {{nroff}}, {{troff}}, {{TeX}}, or Scribe source.   3. [common] To run
   seemingly interminably, esp. (but not necessarily) if performing
   some tedious and inherently useless task.   Similar to {crunch} or
   {grovel}.   Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time,
   but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc.   See also {hog}.
   4. To make the whole system slow.   "Troff really grinds a PDP-11."
   5. `grind grind' excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow today!"
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   GRIND
  
      GRaphical INterpretive Display.
  
      A graphics input language for the {PDP-9}.
  
      ["GRIND: A Language and Translator for Computer Graphics",
      A.P. Conn, Dartmouth, June 1969].
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-01-31)
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   grind
  
      1. (MIT and Berkeley) To prettify hardcopy of code, especially
      LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and
      comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc.   This usage
      was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare;
      {prettyprint} was and is the generic term for such operations.
  
      2. (Unix) To generate the formatted version of a document from
      the {nroff}, {troff}, {TeX}, or Scribe source.
  
      3. To run seemingly interminably, especially (but not
      necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless
      task.   Similar to {crunch} or {grovel}.   Grinding has a
      connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to
      grind a disk, network, etc.
  
      See also {hog}.
  
      4. To make the whole system slow.   "Troff really grinds a
      PDP-11."
  
      5. "grind grind" excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow
      today!"
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1994-12-16)
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Grind
      (Ex. 32:20; Deut. 9:21; Judg. 16:21), to crush small (Heb.
      tahan); to oppress the poor (Isa. 3:5). The hand-mill was early
      used by the Hebrews (Num. 11:8). It consisted of two stones, the
      upper (Deut. 24:6; 2 Sam. 11:21) being movable and slightly
      concave, the lower being stationary. The grinders mentioned
      Eccl. 12:3 are the teeth. (See {MILL}.)
     
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