grist

\ \ see GRIND

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

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  • Grist — Grist, n. [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See {Grind}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces. [1913 Webster] Get grist to the mill to have plenty in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grist — [grıst] n [: Old English; Origin: grain to be broken into small pieces ] (all) grist to the mill BrE (all) grist for the mill AmE something that is useful in a particular situation ▪ Any publicity is good it s all grist to the mill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grist — [grist] n. [ME < OE, akin to OHG grist in gristgrimmon, to gnash the teeth: for prob. IE base see GRIME] grain that is to be or has been ground; esp., a batch of such grain grist to someone s mill or grist for someone s mill anything that… …   English World dictionary

  • grist — [ grıst ] noun grist for the mill something that can be used for achieving a goal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grist — ► NOUN 1) corn that is ground to make flour. 2) malt crushed to make mash for brewing. ● grist to the mill Cf. ↑grist to the mill ORIGIN Old English, grinding …   English terms dictionary

  • grist — O.E. grist action of grinding, grain to be ground, perhaps related to grindan to grind (see GRIND (Cf. grind)), though OED calls the connection difficult. Meaning wheat which is to be ground is early 15c.; the figurative extension from this sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • grist — grist·bite; grist; …   English syllables

  • Grist — Scottish term for count or size of sliver, slubbing, roving or yam. Also in Scotland, the standard size for ropes, meaning 1 in. dia. and three strands, each of them of 20 threads, twisted together …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Grist — For the publication, see Grist Magazine.Grist is grain that has been separated from its chaff in preparation for grinding. It can also mean grain that has been ground at a grist mill. Its etymology derives from the verb grind. Grist can be ground …   Wikipedia

  • Grist — Reri Grist (* 29. Februar 1932 in New York City), Sängerin in der Stimmlage Sopran/Koloratursopran, eine der ersten afro amerikanische Opernsängerinnen mit internationaler Karriere. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Biografie und künstlerisches Wirken 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grist — I. /grɪst / (say grist) noun 1. corn to be ground. 2. ground corn; meal produced from grinding. 3. a. a quantity of grain for grinding at one time. b. the amount of meal from one grinding. c. the quantity of malt for one brewing. –phrase 4. grist …   Australian English dictionary

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