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Greek appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Greek grapes
  • The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.

Fun fact! Until 1870's, the schools in England taught only Greek and Latin and there were no professors of English literature in Oxford and Cambridge. But then back in India, schools had a well developed curriculum to teach English.

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Definition of the noun greek

What does greek mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Greeks

  1. the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  2. a native or inhabitant of Greece
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Greek: Hellene
    • more generic word: European = a native or inhabitant of Europe
    • more specific words:
      • Achaean / Achaian = a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
      • Aeolian / Eolian = a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
      • Dorian = a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
      • Ionian = a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
      • Athenian = a resident of Athens
      • Corinthian = a resident of Corinth
      • Laconian = a resident of Laconia
      • Lesbian = a resident of Lesbos
      • Spartan = a resident of Sparta
      • Arcadian = an inhabitant of Arcadia
      • Theban = a Greek inhabitant of ancient Thebes
      • Argive = a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
      • Ephesian = a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
      • Mycenaen = a native or inhabitant of ancient Mycenae
      • Thessalian = a native or inhabitant of Thessaly
      • Thessalonian = a native or inhabitant of Thessalonica
    • member of: Ellas / Greece / Hellenic Republic = a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula

Alternative definition of the noun greek


  1. [countable] An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
  2. [US, countable] A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters. (See also Greek system)
  3. [uncountable] Unintelligible speech or text, such as foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the listener is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon; or statements that the listener does not understand or agree with.


  1. Nonsense writing or talk; gibberish
  2. [slang] Anal sex.

Definition of the adjective greek

What does greek mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language

Alternative definition of the adjective greek


  1. Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
  2. Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
  3. unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech or text, or regarding subjects the speaker is not familiar with, such as mathematics or technical jargon.

Definition of the verb greek

What does greek mean as a doing word?


  1. [computing] to display a placeholder instead of text, especially to optimize speed in displaying text that would be too small to read
  2. [computing] to fill a template with nonsense text (particularly the Lorem ipsum), so that form can be focused on instead of content


  1. Greek a.k.a. Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe and Balkans. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city.
  2. Greek a.k.a. The Kingdom of Greece was a state established in 1832 at the Convention of London by the Great Powers. It was internationally recognized by the Treaty of Constantinople, where it also secured full independence from the Ottoman Empire. This event also marked the birth of the first, fully independent, Greek state since the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the Ottomans in the mid-15th century.
    • also known as 希臘王國
    • founded in (183 years ago)
    • part of Southern Europe

There are other places with in their name, like Greek Street, Greek Theater, Slavic Greek Latin Academy, Greek National Conservatoire and Phanar Greek Orthodox College.


Who is Greek?

Greek is a member of the musical group, South Park Coalition.


"Greek" is an opera in two acts composed by Mark-Anthony Turnage to a libretto adapted by Turnage and Jonathan Moore from Steven Berkoff's 1980 verse play Greek. The play and the opera are a re-telling of Sophocles's Greek tragedy Oedipus the King with the setting changed to the East End of London in the 1980s. The opera was first performed on 17 June 1988 in the Carl-Orff-Saal, Munich, in a co-production by the Munich Biennale, the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC.


  1. "Greek" is a play by Steven Berkoff.
  2. "Greek" is a book by Hardy Hansen.
    • also known as "Greek: an intensive course"
  3. "Greek" is a book by Ioanna Psalti.


Greek is an American comedy-drama television series, which follows students of the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University, located in Ohio, who participate in the school's Greek system. The show's plots often take place within the confines of the fictional fraternities, Kappa Tau Gamma and Omega Chi Delta, or the fictional sorority, Zeta Beta Zeta.


  1. Greek a.k.a. Greek food: Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are olives, cheese, eggplant, zucchini, and yogurt. Greek desserts are characterized by the dominant use of nuts and honey. Some dishes use filo pastry.
  2. Greek is a language.
  3. Greek is an organization in fiction.
  4. Greek is a 1990 English National Opera production of the opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage performed at the London Coliseum.
    • award: - Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera nomination for English National Opera
  5. greek is a text encoding.

Phrases with Greek

Phrases starting with the word Greek:

  1. greek key
  2. Greek Dock
  3. greek fire
  4. greek fret
  5. greek mode
  6. Greek Sage
  7. greek cross
  8. greek deity
  9. Greek House
  10. Greek Salad
  11. greek chorus
  12. greek church
  13. greek clover
  14. Greek Letter
  15. Greek Number
  16. Greek System

Phrases ending with the word Greek:

  1. new greek
  2. Old Greek
  3. late greek
  4. Proto-Greek

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Printed books with definitions for Greek

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Google previewSofie Metropolis (2006)

by Tori Carrington

Being Greek means you're “home” whenever and wherever you cross paths with another Greek No question is unwelcome, no subject taboo. Zeto E Ellas! And last, but certainly not least, our Friends. More specifically, Barbara Hicks, Morgan ...

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Quotes about Greek

In business you need two Jews for one Greek, two Greeks for one Syrian and two Syrians for one Armenian.
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Scrabble value of G2R1E1E1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GREEK

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