Definitions of grit

  1. ( informal) fortitude and determination; " he didn't have the guts to try it"
  2. cover with a grit; " grit roads"
  3. a hard coarse- grained siliceous sandstone
  4. clench together; " grit one's teeth"
  5. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
  6. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
  7. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
  8. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
  9. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
  10. To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
  11. Coarse meal.
  12. 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.
  13. Rough, hard particles, as sand, etc.; a hard, coarse- grained sandstone; the coarse part of meal; firmness of character; courage.
  14. To give forth a grating sound.
  15. To grind; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
  16. Grittiness.
  17. The coarse part of meal: gravel: a kind of hard sandstone:- pl. oats coarsely ground, groats.
  18. Coarse meal; sand or gravel.
  19. Rough, hard particles; sand or gravel.
  20. Firmness of character; courage.
  21. Grain hulled or granulated.
  22. The coarso part of meal; oats hulled or coarsely ground; rough hard particles; a hard gritty sandstone; quality as regards grittiness; firm texture; decision.
  23. Any hard sandstone in which the component grains of quartz are less rounded or sharper than in ordinary sandstones; rough hard particles.

Usage examples for grit

  1. Thet takes grit; mebbe you wouldn't think so, but it does. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. Zureda would grit his teeth and grunt: " Go on, you dog! – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  3. " Plain- speaking is what our folk like," John Henneford assured him, as they sat side by side in the small open car driven by one of the committee; " plain, honest words; sound advice, with a bit o' grit in it." – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. You are Torrance of Cedar's daughter, and everyone knows the kind of grit there is in that family. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  5. Nothing was to be depended on but sheer dogged grit. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  6. " I'm kind of sorry for Winston because there's grit in him, and he's never had a show," he said. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  7. But I want to say, right now, that you've got more grit than anybody I know in the southwest, and I'm proud to have had the chance to save as brave a man as you are. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  8. " Ye have the grit, ma'am," he said, as he mounted his horse again. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  9. The parents did not seem to have either strength, grit or intelligence to fit them for any useful life. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  10. " It's a person that's all grit," he answered earnestly. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  11. If a man is clean of character, and has grit and snap in him, I don't know that one could reasonably look for anything further. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  12. Yo're just like yore mother- all grit! – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  13. Seh: she's grit clear through, if anybody asks you. – Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West by William MacLeod Raine
  14. Better results will be obtained if each fall before the winter sets in, they should be given a heavy top dressing of grit. – Garden Ornaments by Mary H. Northend