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.
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:
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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
- narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- more generic terms: graminaceous plant / gramineous plant = cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
- more specific terms:
- beach grass = tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores
- bunch grass / bunchgrass = any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat
- midgrass = any of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United States
- short-grass / shortgrass = any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions
- sword grass = any of various grasses or sedges having sword-shaped leaves with sharp edges
- tall-grass / tallgrass = any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
- lemon grass / lemongrass = a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka
- Aegilops triuncalis / goat grass = European grass naturalized as a weed in North America
- wheat-grass / wheatgrass = a grass of the genus Agropyron
- bent grass / bent-grass / bent = grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
- broom grass = any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon
- Arrhenatherum elatius / tall meadow grass / evergreen grass / tall oat grass / French rye / false oat = coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows
- bromegrass / brome = any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus
- gramma grass / grama grass / gramma / grama = pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America
- Buchloe dactyloides / buffalo grass = short grass growing on dry plains of central United States
- reed grass = any of various tall perennial grasses of the genus Calamagrostis having feathery plumes
- bur grass / burgrass = a grass of the genus Cenchrus
- Cenchrus tribuloides / field sandbur / sandspur / sandbur = grass of the eastern United States and tropical America having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs
- finger grass = any grass of the genus Chloris
- Cortaderia selloana / pampas grass = tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps
- Cortaderia richardii / Arundo richardii / plumed tussock / toe toe / toetoe = tall grass of New Zealand grown for plumelike flower heads
- Cynodon dactylon / Bermuda grass / Bahama grass / scutch grass / devil grass / star grass / kweek / doob = trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions
- Cynodon plectostachyum / giant star grass = perennial grass having stems 3 to 4 feet high
- Dactylis glomerata / orchard grass / cocksfoot / cockspur = widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grass
- finger grass / crab grass / crabgrass = grasses with creeping stems that root freely
- lyme grass = a grass of the genus Elymus
- wild rye = any of several grasses of the genus Elymus
- love grass / bay grass = any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostis
- plume grass = a reedlike grass of the genus Erianthus having large plumes
- Festuca elatior / meadow fescue / fescue grass / fescue = grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
- sheep's fescue / Festuca ovina / sheep fescue = cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass
- silver grass = of Australia and New Zealand
- Holcus lanatus / Yorkshire fog / velvet grass = tall European perennial grass having a velvety stem
- creeping soft grass / Holcus mollis = European perennial grass with soft velvety foliage
- rye grass / ryegrass = any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
- Muhlenbergia schreberi / nimble Will / nimblewill = slender branching American grass of some value for grazing in central United States
- Paspalum dilatatum / dallis grass / dallisgrass / paspalum = tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States
- Paspalum notatum / Bahia grass = perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf States
- Paspalum distichum / knotgrass = low-growing weedy grass with spikelets along the leaf stems
- Pennisetum ruppelii / Pennisetum setaceum / fountain grass = tall perennial ornamental grass with long nodding flower plumes of tropical Africa and Asia
- Pennistum villosum / feathertop grass / feathertop = northeastern tropical African plant having feathery panicles
- Phalaris arundinacea / gardener's garters / reed canary grass / lady's laces / ribbon grass = perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves
- Phalaris canariensis / birdseed grass / canary grass = Canary Islands grass
- toowomba canary grass / Phalaris aquatica / Phalaris tuberosa / Harding grass / hardinggrass = perennial grass of Australia and South Africa
- Phleum pratense / herd's grass / timothy = grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay
- blue grass / bluegrass = any of various grasses of the genus Poa
- meadow grass / meadowgrass = any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
- Saccharum bengalense / Saccharum munja / munja / munj = tough Asiatic grass whose culms are used for ropes and baskets
- Andropogon furcatus / Andropogon gerardii / blue stem / bluestem = tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States
- cord grass / cordgrass = any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina
- drop-seed / dropseed = a grass of the genus Sporobolus
- rush grass / rush-grass = grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles
- Stenotaphrum secundatum / St. Augustine grass / buffalo grass = low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America
- cereal grass / cereal = grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat
- zoysia = any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia
- a police informer who implicates many people
- region: Britain / Great Britain / U.K. / UK / United Kingdom / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonym of grass: supergrass
- more generic words: betrayer / blabber / informer / rat / squealer = one who reveals confidential information in return for money
- bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
- street names for marijuana
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of grass: dope / gage / green goddess / locoweed / Mary Jane / pot / sens / sess / skunk / smoke / weed
- more generic words: cannabis / ganja / marihuana / marijuana = the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant
Alternative definition of the noun grass
- [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.
- synonym: Gramineae [alternative name]
- [uncountable] A lawn.
- [uncountable, slang] Marijuana.
- [countable, slang] An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
- [uncountable, physics] Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
- [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
- shoot down, of birds
- cover with grass
- spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
- cover with grass
- feed with grass
- give away information about somebody
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of grass: betray / denounce / give away / rat / shit / shop / snitch / stag / tell on
- more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
- more specific term: sell someone out = give information that compromises others
Alternative definition of the verb grass
- [transitive] To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
- [transitive or intransitive, slang] To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
- "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)
- "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.
- country: United States of America
- languages: English Language, Silent film
- directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack & Merian C. Cooper
- producers: Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
- genres: Silent film, Indie film, Black-and-white, Documentary film, Travel
- released on (89 years ago)
- "Grass" is a documentary film written and directed by Caner Canerik.
- Grass is a fictional character from the 1987 film Good Morning, Babylon.
- Grass is a fictional character from the 1997 film Marianna Ucrìa.
- Grass is a fictional character from the 1977 film The Heroin Busters.
Phrases with Grass
Phrases starting with the word Grass:
Phrases ending with the word Grass:
- Ti Grass
- bay grass
- bur grass
- dog grass
- Eel Grass
- Mat Grass
- nit grass
- nut grass
- oat grass
- pin grass
- rye grass
- ague grass
- barn grass
- bear grass
- bent grass
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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Grass
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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...
Illustrated 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...
by Ed Rosenthal
Grass is the major mariuana festival held south of the equator.
New 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...
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).
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.
Encyclopedia 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 ...
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 ...
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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Down in the grass
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nice angle on the grass
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Green grass against the sun light.
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- Blades of grass
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- Grass Meaning
Video shows what grass means. Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the ...
- Redtop grass Meaning
Video shows what redtop grass means. any of several bent grasses, of the genus Agrostis, which occurs in cool, humid areas of the United States.. Redtop grass ...
- Grass Is Always Greener - Vocabulary Builder - ESL British English Pronunciation
- Hariali grass Meaning
Video shows what hariali grass means. , a kind of grass.. Hariali grass Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say hariali grass.
- Merlin's grass Meaning
Video shows what Merlin's grass means. lake quillwort,. Merlin's grass Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say Merlin's grass.
- Grass Dance explanation
Matthew explains his style of dance and regalia at Camp Old Indian.
- Grass widow Meaning
Video shows what grass widow means. An unmarried woman who has lived with several different men; a former mistress.. A married woman whose husband is ...
- English Vocabulary and Pronunciation Lesson 18, You can't just eat grass
- Maya 2011 Create Multi-layered Fur or Grass from Fur Description Tutorial by Stuart Christensen
When you need to make a grassy plane with some "defined" characteristics it's easy to use a black and white textural map to make grass appear exactly where ...
- Newturf Synthetic Grass Product description
Newturf Synthetic grass types in detail.
- Stan Whiteman - Lesson #6 - MEN'S GRASS DANCE - Blackfoot Language Lessons
Stan Whiteman - Lesson #6 - MEN'S GRASS DANCE - Blackfoot Language Lessons.
- Trex 500 EFL Grass cutting, and a close call
- Minecraft 1.1 update: mob eggs, multi language support, sheep eat grass + more
Highlights from Minecraft 1.1 weekly snapshot build 11w49a. Changes: - Sheep eat grass / tall grass and regain their wool - Farmland is no longer destroyed by ...
- Grass Is Always Greener - Vocabulary Builder - ESL British English Pronunciation
- Federation Festival 2012 - Heavenly Grass, Love in the Dictionary
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- Kenyan Sign Language: Grass
Both Full Open Handshapes with palms facing down move slightly up closing into Flat-O Handshapes repetitively. Memory Aid: Touching blades of grass.
- GRASS: American Sign Language for GRASS
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- GRASS in sign language (ASL)
- Grass in Baby Sign Language, ASL
- Baby Sign Language: Green Grass
Watch as she signs "green", "grass", and then "green grass"!
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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