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Grid   /grɪd/   Listen
Grid

noun
1.
A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines.
2.
A system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region.  Synonyms: power grid, power system.
3.
A perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material.  Synonym: storage-battery grid.
4.
An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube.  Synonym: control grid.
5.
A cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat.  Synonym: gridiron.



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"Grid" Quotes from Famous Books



... horse savagely spurred on by his rider at a bull-fight. In another, an aged philosopher was dissecting a living cat, and gloating over his work. In a third, two pagans politely congratulated each other on the torture of two saints: one saint was roasting on a grid-iron; the other, hung up to a tree by his heels, had been just skinned, and was not quite dead yet. Feeling no great desire, after these specimens, to look at any more of the illustrated Passions, I turned to the opposite wall to be instructed ...
— The Law and the Lady • Wilkie Collins

... "Grid-dap! Go 'long there!" cried the boy, and again he clapped his heels against the wooden sides of the Horse, chipping off bits of paint. With his hands the boy yanked on the reins until he nearly pulled them off the head of ...
— The Story of a White Rocking Horse • Laura Lee Hope

... sat at his desk, with a few papers before him and a bank of instrument controls at his elbow. He pushed his audiphone and mirror-grid ...
— Wandl the Invader • Raymond King Cummings

... when he was nailing the saplings to make a truly Brobdingnagian grid, one of the directors of the bridge company ...
— The Skipper and the Skipped - Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul • Holman Day

... my way of putting it; but I really was pleased to be driving such a pretty girl again; and when her old cane trunk came down, and we fixed it on to the grid behind, and half a dozen hat-boxes littered up the back seats, I felt that old times had come again, and that I was one of the luckiest ...
— The Man Who Drove the Car • Max Pemberton



Words linked to "Grid" :   power line, form, power system, infrastructure, cooking utensil, power plant, cattle grid, thermionic vacuum tube, electrode, facility, electron tube, cookware, tube, shape, plate, thermionic valve, storage battery, base, accumulator, electric main, thermionic tube, grid metal, installation, power cable, pattern, powerhouse, vacuum tube, power station



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