Grit

Definition of Grit

Pronunciation: grĭt
n.1.Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
2.The coarse part of meal.
3.Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
4.(Geol.) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; - called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
5.Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
6.Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
v. i.1.To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
- Goldsmith.
v. t.1.To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
[imp. & p. p. Gritted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gritting.]

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