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Grass appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Sis, Sargasso moss a grass is.
  • Jeune Vassar Greta, water grass: Avenue J.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun grass:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb grass:


The word grass is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun grass

What does grass mean as a name of something?

Grass is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: grasses

  1. narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  2. a police informer who implicates many people
  3. bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of grass: eatage / forage / pasturage / pasture
    • more generic word: fodder = coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
  4. street names for marijuana

Alternative definition of the noun grass


  1. [countable, uncountable] Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
  2. [uncountable] A lawn.
  3. [uncountable, slang] Marijuana.
  4. [countable, slang] An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
  5. [uncountable, physics] Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
  6. [uncountable, slang] Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.

Definition of the verb grass

What does grass mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: grassed | grassing | grasses

  1. shoot down, of birds
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: hit / pip / shoot = hit with a missile from a weapon
  2. cover with grass
    • example: The owners decided to grass their property
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  3. spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: open / spread / spread out / unfold = spread out or open from a closed or folded state
  4. cover with grass
  5. feed with grass
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: crop / graze / pasture = let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
  6. give away information about somebody

Alternative definition of the verb grass


  1. [transitive] To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
  2. [transitive or intransitive, slang] To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.


  1. "Grass": Grass: History of Marijuana is a 1999 Canadian documentary film directed by Ron Mann, premiered in Toronto Film Festival, about the history of the United States government's war on marijuana in the 20th century. The film was narrated by actor Woody Harrelson.
    • also known as Erva
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
    • producer: Ron Mann
    • art direction by Paul Mavrides
    • cinematography by Robert Fresco
    • edited by Robert Kennedy
    • genres: Stoner film, Documentary film, Indie film, History
    • subject: Cannabis
    • rating: R (USA)
    • released in (16 years ago)
    • award:
      • Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary nomination for Ron Mann
      • Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary, received by Ron Mann
  2. "Grass": Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life is a silent documentary film which follows a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe of Persia as they and their herds make their seasonal journey to better pastures. It is considered one of the earliest ethnographic documentary films. It was written by Richard Carver and Terry Ramsaye.
  3. "Grass" is a documentary film written and directed by Caner Canerik.


  1. Grass is a fictional character from the 1987 film Good Morning, Babylon.
  2. Grass is a fictional character from the 1997 film Marianna Ucrìa.
  3. Grass is a fictional character from the 1977 film The Heroin Busters.

Phrases with Grass

Phrases starting with the word Grass:

  1. Grass on
  2. Grass Up
  3. grass owl
  4. grass pea

Phrases ending with the word Grass:

  1. Ti Grass
  2. bay grass
  3. bur grass
  4. dog grass
  5. Eel Grass
  6. Eel-Grass
  7. Mat Grass
  8. nit grass
  9. nut grass
  10. oat grass
  11. pin grass
  12. rye grass
  13. ague grass
  14. barn grass
  15. bear grass
  16. bent grass

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Grass

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Google previewgrasses

If all the shoots have flowering stems in them, and are evidently of the current year, the grass is an annual ; but if any shoots...

Google previewIllustrated World ... (1915)

Sudan grass is an annual crop, which is planted in rows usually, and cultivated two or three times during the sea— son. \Vhen it is handled in...

Google previewMarijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders (2004)

by Ed Rosenthal

Grass is the major mariuana festival held south of the equator.

Google previewNew Thinking = New Ireland (2013)

by Louise Hodgson

To most, grass is a simple and ubiquitous plant – but to the researchers at Teagasc, our Agriculture and Food...

Google previewPrinciples of Soil Conservation and Management (2008)

by Humberto Blanco-Canqui, Rattan Lal

Vetiver grass is a perennial, dense, tall, and stiff stemmed species native to South Asia (Grimshaw and Helfer, 1995).

Google previewAmerican Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (2011)

by Christopher Brickell

Z6—15 H12-1 Lagurus ovatus (Hare's-tail grass ) Tufteforming, annual grass that in early summer bears dense, eggeshaped, soft panicles of white flower spikes, with golden stamens, lasting well into fall.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Iowa (1995)

Summer brought a different color tone, with red phlox and yellow indigo side by side, silver-leaved psoraleas, prairie lilies with orange cups, porcupine grass, side-oats, New Jersey tea, spiderwort, and countless roses. Red-purple vetch ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

The best kindof grass for them is tender andgreen, not long, driedup, and coarse. Samefor weeds—they can't eat high, coarse weeds until they are older. Don't let them get rained on orbe inwet grass ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

GRASSES, WEED. Almost any grass which grows in an unwanted place in the garden is a weed, and most of them are very easily distributed by windblown seed. Some of the following are the worst offenders in this category : GREASEWOOD, ...

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Quotes about Grass

The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. (Robert Fulghum)
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Scrabble value of G2R1A1S1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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