Definition of Grid in English :

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Grid meaning in English

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see synonyms of grid


1. grid

a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines

2. grid, power grid, power system

a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

3. grid, storage-battery grid

a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material

4. control grid, grid

an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube

5. grid, gridiron

a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of grid
1.  gridiron
a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
a grating consisting of parallel bars
4.  the grid
5. New Zealand short for national grid
6. Also called: control grid electronics
an electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode
See also screen grid, suppressor grid
(as modifier)
the grid bias
7.  starting grid
a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
any interconnecting system of links
the bus service formed a grid across the country
10.  Northern English dialect word for face
11.  off the grid

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see synonyms of grid
a framework of parallel bars; grating
a network of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical bars or lines, esp. one for locating points when placed over a map, chart, etc.
a system for distributing electric power throughout a region
on a speedway, the order in which racing cars start
5.  Electricity
a conductive framework of metal plates in a storage cell or battery, that contains lead or a lead compound, esp. a lead oxide, and reacts with the electrolyte
6.  Electronics
any gridlike or spiral-shaped electrode positioned between a cathode and anode to control the flow of electrons or ions in an electron tube
adjective US
7.  Slang
having to do with football

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see synonyms of grid
a. A framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars; a grating or mesh.
b. A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
2. Something resembling a framework of crisscrossed parallel bars, as in rigidity or organization: The city's streets form a grid.
3. A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines forming squares on a map, a chart, an aerial photograph, or an optical device, used as a reference for locating points.
4. Electricity
a. An interconnected system for the distribution of electricity or electromagnetic signals over a wide area, especially a network of high-tension cables and power stations.
b. A corrugated or perforated conducting plate in a storage battery.
5. Football The gridiron.
6. Sports The starting positions of cars on a racecourse.

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