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grade school see "elementary school."
gradual happening by degrees that are small and even.
gradually by small steps or degrees.
graduate a person who has finished studying at high school or college. A diploma is given to a graduate to show that all the necessary work has been done. [2 definitions]
graduation the act or process of graduating. [2 definitions]
graffito something written, scratched, or drawn on subway cars, buses, or walls in public places.
graft1 a part of a plant that is taken off and placed into a slit on another plant so that the two parts will grow together and become one plant. [3 definitions]
graham a flour made from the entire wheat grain.
grain the small hard seeds of cereal plants such as wheat or rice. Grain is used for food and often ground into flour. [4 definitions]
gram1 the basic unit of weight in the metric system, equal to one thousandth of a kilogram or 0.0353 ounce. (abbreviated: g)
grammar the rules for forming the words and sentences of a language. Some of these rules have to be learned. Other rules are already in the head of a native speaker. For example, a native English speaker would not say, "I a cat bitten by was," because the grammar does not make sense. When one learns a new language, most of the rules of its grammar have to be learned. [2 definitions]
grammar school see "elementary school."
grammatical of or having to do with grammar. [2 definitions]
gramophone a machine for playing phonograph records, esp. an old-fashioned one.
grand splendid in size or appearance. [4 definitions]
grand- a prefix that means "one generation away."
Grand Canyon a long, deep valley with steep, rocky walls formed by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is in northwestern Arizona.
grandchild a child of one's son or daughter.
granddaughter a female child of one's son or daughter.
grandfather the father of a person's mother or father.
grandfather clock a pendulum clock that is in a tall, narrow cabinet.