Grumble Grum"ble transitive verb To express or utter with grumbling.
Grumble Grum"ble noun 1. The noise of one that grumbles. 2. A grumbling, discontented disposition.
A bad case of grumble . Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
Grumbler Grum"bler noun One who grumbles.
Grumblingly Grum"bling·ly adverb In a grumbling manner.
Grume Grume (grum) noun [ Old French grume , confer French grumeau a little heap, clot of blood, dim. from Latin grumus .] A thick, viscid fluid; a clot, as of blood. Quincy.
Grumly Grum"ly adverb In a grum manner.
Grumose Gru·mose" adjective (Botany) Clustered in grains at intervals; grumous.
Grumous Gru"mous adjective [ Confer French grumeleux . See Grume .] 1. Resembling or containing grume; thick; concreted; clotted; as, grumous blood. 2. (Botany) See Grumose .
Grumousness Gru"mous·ness noun The state of being grumous.
Grumpily Grump"i·ly adverb In a surly manner; sullenly. [ Colloq.]
Grumpy Grump"y adjective [ Confer Grumble , and Grum .] Surly; dissatisfied; grouty. [ Collog.] Ferby.
Grundel Grun"del noun [ See Groundling .] (Zoology) A groundling (fish). [ Prov. Eng.]
Grundsel Grundsel noun Groundsel. [ Obsolete]
Grundyism Grun"dy·ism noun Narrow and unintelligent conventionalism. -- Grun"dy*ist , noun
(grŭnt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Grunted
; present participle & verbal noun Grunting
.] [ Middle English grunten
; akin to As. grunian
, German grunzen
, Danish grynte
, Swedish grymta
; all probably of imitative; or perhaps akin to English groan
.] To make a deep, short noise, as a hog; to utter a short groan or a deep guttural sound.
Who would fardels bear, Shak. Grunting ox (Zoology)
To grunt and sweat under a weary life.
, the yak.
Grunt Grunt (grŭnt) noun 1. A deep, guttural sound, as of a hog. 2. (Zoology) Any one of several species of American food fishes, of the genus Hæmulon , allied to the snappers, as, the black grunt ( A. Plumieri ), and the redmouth grunt ( H. aurolineatus ), of the Southern United States; -- also applied to allied species of the genera Pomadasys , Orthopristis , and Pristopoma . Called also pigfish , squirrel fish , and grunter ; -- so called from the noise it makes when taken.
Grunter Grunt"er noun 1. One who, or that which, grunts; specifically, a hog. "Bristled grunters." Tennyson. 2. (Zoology) One of several American marine fishes. See Sea robin , and Grunt , noun , 2. 3. (Brass Founding) A hook used in lifting a crucible.
Gruntingly Grunt"ing·ly adverb In a grunting manner.
Gruntle Grun"tle intransitive verb [ Freq. of grunt .] To grunt; to grunt repeatedly. [ Obsolete]
Gruntling Grunt"ling noun A young hog.
Grutch Grutch v. See Grudge . [ Obsolete] Hudibras.
Gruyère cheese Gru"yère` cheese" A kind of cheese made at Gruyère , Switzerland . It is a firm cheese containing numerous cells, and is known in the United States as Schweitzerkäse .
Gry Gry noun [ Gr ... syllable, bit.] 1. A measure equal to one tenth of a line. [ Obsolete] Locke. 2. Anything very small, or of little value. [ R.]
Gryde Gryde intransitive verb To gride. See Gride . Spenser.
Gryfon Gryf"on noun [ Obsolete] See Griffin . Spenser.
Gryllus Gryl"lus noun [ Latin , locust .] (Zoology) A genus of insects including the common crickets.
Grype Grype transitive verb To gripe. [ Obsolete] See Gripe . Spenser.
Grype Grype noun [ Greek gry`f , grypo`s , griffin. See Griffin .] (Zoology) A vulture; the griffin. [ Written also gripe .] [ Obsolete]
Gryphite Gryph"ite noun [ Confer French gryphite .] (Paleon.) A shell of the genus Gryphea.
Gryphon Gryph"on noun (Zoology) The griffin vulture.
Gryphæa Gry·phæ"a noun [ New Latin , from I gryphus , or qryps , gen. gryphis , a griffin .] (Zoology) A genus of cretaceous fossil shells allied to the oyster.
Grysbok Grys"bok noun [ Dutch grijs gray + bok buck.] (Zoology) A small South African antelope ( Neotragus melanotis ). It is speckled with gray and chestnut, above; the under parts are reddish fawn.
Guacharo Gua·cha"ro noun [ Confer Spanish guácharo sickly, dropsical, guacharaca a sort of bird.] (Zoology) A nocturnal bird of South America and Trinidad ( Steatornis Caripensis , or S. steatornis ); -- called also oilbird. » It resembles the goatsuckers and nighthawks, but feeds on fruits, and nests in caverns. A pure oil, used in place of butter, is extracted from the young by the natives.
Guacho Gua"cho noun
; plural Guachos
[ Spanish American.] 1. One of the mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian) inhabitants of the pampas of South America; a mestizo. 2. An Indian who serves as a messenger.
Guaco Gua"co noun [ Spanish ] (Botany) (a) A plant ( Aristolochia anguicida ) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites. Lindley. (b) The Mikania Guaco , of Brazil, used for the same purpose.
Guaiac Gua"iac adjective [ See Guaiacum .] Pertaining to, or resembling, guaiacum. -- noun Guaiacum.
Guaiacol Guai"a·col noun [ Guaiac um + -ol .] (Chemistry) A colorless liquid, C 7 H 8 O 2 , with a peculiar odor. It is the methyl ether of pyrocatechin, and is obtained by distilling guaiacum from wood-tar creosote, and in other ways. It has been used in treating pulmonary tuberculosis.
Guaiacum Gua"ia·cum noun [ New Latin , from Spanish guayaco , from native name in Hayti.] 1. (Botany) A genus of small, crooked trees, growing in tropical America. 2. The heart wood or the resin of the Guaiacum officinale or lignum-vitæ, a large tree of the West Indies and Central America. It is much used in medicine. [ Written also guaiac .]
Guan Guan (gwän) noun ((Zoology) Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South America, belonging to Penelope , Pipile , Ortalis , and allied genera. Several of the species are often domesticated.
Guana Gua"na (gwä"nȧ) noun (Zoology) See Iguana .
; plural Guanacos
(- kōz). [ Spanish guanaco
, Peruv. huanacu
. Confer Huanaco
.] (Zoology) A South American mammal ( Auchenia huanaco ), allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state.
[ Written also huanaco
Guanidine Gua"ni·dine noun (Physiol. Chem.) A strongly alkaline base, CN 3 H 5 , formed by the oxidation of guanin, and also obtained combined with methyl in the decomposition of creatin. Boiled with dilute sulphuric acid, it yields urea and ammonia.
Guaniferous Gua·nif"er·ous adjective [ Guano + -ferous .] Yielding guano. Ure.
Guanin Gua"nin noun (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline substance (C 5 H 5 N 5 O) contained in guano. It is also a constituent of the liver, pancreas, and other glands in mammals.
Guano Gua"no noun
; plural Guanos
. [ Spanish guano
, from Peruv. huanu
dung.] A substance found in great abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement. It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer.
Guara Gua"ra noun [ Braz. guará .] (Zoology) (a) The scarlet ibis. See Ibis . (b) A large-maned wild dog of South America ( Canis jubatus ) - - named from its cry.
Guarana Gua"ra·na` noun [ Portuguese ] (Medicine) A preparation from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis , a woody climber of Brazil, used in making an astringent drink, and also in the cure of headache.
Guaranine Gua"ra·nine` noun (Chemistry) An alkaloid extracted from guarana. Same as Caffeine .
Guarantee Guar`an·tee" noun
; plural Guarantees
. [ For guaranty, probably influenced by words like assignee, lessee, etc. See Guaranty
, and confer Warrantee
.] 1. In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty .
His interest seemed to be a guarantee for his zeal. Macaulay. 2. One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor. South.
» Guarantor is the correct form in this sense. 3. (Law) The person to whom a guaranty is made; -- the correlative of guarantor . Syn.
A guarantee is an engagement that a certain act will be done or not done in future. A warranty is an engagement as to the qualities or title of a thing at the time of the engagement.
Guarantee Guar"an·tee` transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle guaranteed
; p, pr. & verbal noun Guaranteeing
.] [ From Guarantee
] In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to another against a specified contingency, or at all events; to give a guarantee concerning; to engage, assure, or secure as a thing that may be depended on; to warrant; as, to guarantee the execution of a treaty.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a republican form of government. Constitution of the U. S.