Grating

Definition of Grating

Grat´ing
n.1.A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.
2.(Optics) A system of close equidistant parallel lines or bars, esp. lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; - called also diffraction grating.
3.(Naut.) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.
a.1.That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.
n.1.A harsh sound caused by attrition.

Related Words

abrasion, absonant, ajar, andiron, annoying, antagonistic, antipathetic, arabesque, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atomization, atonal, attrition, basketry, basketwork, beating, bolter, brecciation, cacophonous, cancellation, chafing, chain, clashing, coal tongs, colander, comminution, conflicting, confused, contradictory, contrary, cracked, crane, cranky, creaking, croaking, crook, cross, cross-hatching, crossing-out, crumbling, crushing, damper, detrition, diaphonic, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disconsonant, discordant, discrepant, disharmonic, disharmonious, disintegration, disproportionate, dissident, dissonant, divergent, dry, filigree, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, flat, fragmentation, fret, fretting, fretwork, galling, granulation, granulization, grate, grid, griddle, gridiron, grill, grille, griller, grillwork, grinding, gritty, hachure, hatching, hoarse, hostile, immelodious, immiscible, inaccordant, incompatible, inharmonic, inharmonious, interlacement, intertexture, intertwinement, irksome, irritant, irritating, irritative, jangling, jangly, jostling, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework, levigation, lifter, mashing, mesh, meshes, meshwork, musicless, negative, nerve-jangling, nerve-racking, nerve-rending, nerve-shaking, nerve-trying, net, netting, network, nonmelodious, off, off-key, off-tone, offensive, out of accord, out of pitch, out of tone, out of tune, out of whack, piercing, plexure, plexus, poker, pothook, pounding, powdering, raddle, rasping, raspy, raucous, repugnant, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum, riddle, rough, salamander, scraping, scrapy, scratching, scratchy, screeching, screen, screening, sharp, shredding, shrill, sieve, sifter, smashing, sorter, sour, spit, squawking, squeaky, stinging, strident, stridulous, texture, tissue, tongs, tracery, trellis, trelliswork, tripod, trituration, trivet, tuneless, turnspit, uncongenial, unharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, untunable, untuned, untuneful, variant, vexatious, warring, wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork
Word:

Browse

Grasshopper warbler
Grassiness
Grassless
Grassplot
Grassy
Grate
Grate surface
Grated
Grateful
Grater
Graticulation
Graticule
Gratification
Gratified
Gratifier
Gratify
gratifying
Gratin
Gratinate
Gratine
-Grating-
Gratiolin
Gratis
Gratitude
Gratuitous
Gratuity
Gratulate
Gratulation
Gratulatory
Graunt
Grauwacke
Gravamen
Grave
Grave accent
Grave wax
Graveclothes
Gravedigger
Gravel
Gravel powder
Gravel-stone
Graveless
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home