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grace

English

Etymology

From Middle English grace, from Old French grace (modern French grâce), from Latin gr?tia (kindness, favour, esteem), from gr?tus (pleasing), from Proto-Indo-European *g?erH- (to praise, welcome); compare grateful.

The word displaced the native Middle English held, hield (grace) (from Old English held, hyld (grace)), Middle English este (grace, favour, pleasure) (from Old English ?ste (grace, kindness, favour)), Middle English athmede(n) (grace) (from Old English ?adm?du (grace)), Middle English are, ore (grace, mercy, honour) (from Old English ?r (honour, grace, kindness, mercy)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /??e?s/
  • Rhymes: -e?s

Noun

grace (countable and uncountable, plural graces)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Charming, pleasing qualities.
    • 1699, William Temple, Heads designed for an essay on conversations
      Study gives strength to the mind; conversation, grace: the first apt to give stiffness, the other suppleness: one gives substance and form to the statue, the other polishes it.
    • 1783, Hugh Blair, "Critical Examniation of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of The Spectator" in Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres
      I have formerly given the general character of Mr. Addison's style and manner as natural and unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over writing.
  2. (countable) A short prayer of thanks before or after a meal.
  3. (countable, card games) In the games of patience or solitaire: a special move that is normally against the rules.
  4. (countable, music) A grace note.
  5. (uncountable) Elegant movement; balance or poise.
  6. (uncountable, finance) An allowance of time granted to a debtor during which he or she is free of at least part of his normal obligations towards the creditor.
    • 1990, Claude de Bèze, 1688 revolution in Siam: the memoir of Father de Bèze, s.j, translated by E. W. Hutchinson, University Press, page 153:
      With mounting anger the King denounced the pair, both father and son, and was about to condemn them to death when his strength gave out. Faint and trembling he was unable to walk and the sword fell from his hands as he murmured: 'May the Protector of the Buddhist Faith grant me but seven more days grace of life to be quit of this disloyal couple, father and son'.
  7. (uncountable, theology) Free and undeserved favour, especially of God; unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration or sanctification, or for resisting sin.
  8. An act or decree of the governing body of an English university.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

grace (third-person singular simple present graces, present participle gracing, simple past and past participle graced)

  1. (transitive) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  2. (transitive) To dignify or raise by an act of favour; to honour.
    • He might, at his pleasure, grace [] or disgrace whom he would in court.
  3. (transitive) To supply with heavenly grace.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, music) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

Synonyms

  • mense

Translations

Further reading

  • grace on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • cager

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old French grace, from Latin gr?tia.

Alternative forms

  • graz, crace, gras, grase

Pronunciation

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /??ra?ts?/
  • IPA(key): /??ra?s(?)/

Noun

grace (plural graces or grace)

  1. Various (Christian) theological meanings, usually as an attribute of God:
    1. The grace of God; divine aid or beneficence.
    2. A gift or sign of God; a demonstration of divine power.
    3. guidance, direction (especially divine)
  2. luck, destiny (especially positive or beneficial)
  3. niceness, esteem, positive demeanour
  4. beneficence, goodwill, good intentions
  5. gracefulness, elegance; aptness, competence.
  6. A present; a helpful or kind act.
  7. relief, relenting, forgiveness
  8. A prayer, especially one preceding a meal.
  9. (rare) repute, credit
  10. (rare) misfortune, misadventure, doom
  11. (rare, Late Middle English) unfairness, partisanship
Related terms
  • graceful
  • graceles
  • gracen
  • gracious
Descendants
  • English: grace
  • Scots: grace
  • Yola: greash
References
  • “gr?ce, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-05-14.

Etymology 2

From Old English græs.

Noun

grace

  1. Alternative form of gras

Old French

Alternative forms

  • gratia (10th century)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin gr?tia.

Noun

grace f (oblique plural graces, nominative singular grace, nominative plural graces)

  1. grace; favor
  2. grace; gracefulness; elegance

Descendants

  • French: grâce
  • ? Middle English: grace, graz, crace, gras, grase
    • English: grace
    • Scots: grace
    • Yola: greash

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (grace, supplement)
  • grace on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub

grace From the web:

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  • what grace is not
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grace in Examples From Wordnik



goodness

English

Etymology

From Middle English goodnesse, godnesse, from Old English g?dnes (goodness; virtue; kindness), equivalent to good +? -ness. Cognate with Old High German g?tnass?, c?tnass? (goodness), Middle High German guotnisse (goodness), Russian ???????? (godnost?, suitability, fitness).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /???dn?s/, /???dn?s/

Noun

goodness (countable and uncountable, plural goodnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or characteristic of being good.
  2. (countable) The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
  3. (uncountable, euphemistic) God.
    Thank goodness that the war is over!
  4. (Christianity) The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.

Synonyms

  • See Thesaurus:goodness

Derived terms

  • my goodness!

Translations

Further reading

  • goodness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • goodness in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • goodness at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • dog's nose

goodness From the web:

  • what goodness means
  • what goodness of fit mean
  • what goodness is in mushrooms
  • what goodness is in bananas
  • what goodness is in cucumber
  • what goodness is in tomatoes
  • what goodness is in cauliflower
  • what goodness is in celery

goodness in Examples From Wordnik

  • A second proof that the approbation of goodness is not the love of it is found in the fact, that _it is impossible not to approve of goodness_, while it is possible not to love it.
  • We cannot reduce them to something they all have in common, or sensibly claim that there is a disjunctive property of goodness (such that goodness is ˜goodness in one of the various ways '.
  • Its creamy goodness is a hit with adults, children, and everybody in between.
  • Its creamy goodness is a hit with adults, children, and everybody in between.
  • The downside of all this goodness is the price tag.
  • Jennings prided himself upon what he called his goodness of heart and was always speaking of his humanity.
  • Jennings prided himself upon what he called his goodness of heat, and was always speaking of his humanity.
  • Why was it that the late Samuel Butler, with a conviction that increased with his experience of life, preached the gospel of Laodicea, urging people to be temperate in what they called goodness as in everything else?
  • He prided himself upon what he called his goodness of heart, and was always speaking of his humanity.
  • It must be because you supposed his goodness what you call goodness -- not something else -- that you could love him on testimony.

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