Definitions of grate

  1. To rub hard, so as to offend; to make a harsh sound by frietion of rough bodies.
  2. To rub together with a harsh sound; rasp; irritate.
  3. To wear away in minute particles by rubbing.
  4. To furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars; as, to grate a window.
  5. To rub roughly or harshly, as one body against another, causing a harsh sound; as, to grate the teeth; to produce ( a harsh sound) by rubbing.
  6. To reduce to small particles by rubbing with anything rough or indented; as, to grate a nutmeg.
  7. To fret; to irritate; to offend.
  8. To rub or wear away by the friction or rubbing of a rough body; produce ( a sound) by the friction of rough or hard surfaces; grind down; furnish with iron bars.
  9. To rub hard or wear away with anything rough: to make a harsh sound: to irritate or offend.
  10. To rub roughly; pulverise by rubbing.
  11. To fit with a grate or with bars.
  12. To make a harsh sound by friction.
  13. To produce the effect of rubbing with a hard rough material; to cause wearing, tearing, or bruising. Hence; To produce exasperation, soreness, or grief; to offend by oppression or importunity.
  14. To make a harsh noise by rubbing roughly; produce mental irritation.
  15. To make a harsh sound; annoy.
  16. scratch repeatedly; " The cat scraped at the armchair"
  17. make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; " grate one's teeth in anger"
  18. reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface; " grate carrots and onions"; " grate nutmeg"
  19. To furnish with grating; to make fast with cross bars.
  20. To rub, as a body with a rough surface against another body; to make a harsh sound by the friction of rough bodies; to offend; to fret; to irritate.
  21. To rub one body against another so as to produce a harsh sound; to wear away into small particles by rubbing against anything rough; to act or utter so as to offend; to irritate.
  22. a harsh rasping sound made by scraping something
  23. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters.
  24. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning.
  25. A framework of iron bars to bold fuel; a set of bars, as in a window.
  26. A framework composed of bars with interstices, esp. one of iron bars for holding coals while burning.
  27. A framework of bars, as to close an opening, or to hold fuel in burning. grating.
  28. A frame, composed of parallel or cross bars, with interstices; a frame of iron bars for holding fuel for a tire.
  29. A framework of iron bars for holding the fuel in a fireplace; a partition or frame made of bars.
  30. Serving to gratify; agreeable.