Grate in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is grate a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word grate is a Scrabble US word. The word grate is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is grate a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word grate is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Is grate a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word grate is a Words With Friends word. The word grate is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Grate

You can make 53 words from 'grate' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'grate'

GATER 6GRATE 6
GREAT 6RETAG 6
TARGE 6TERGA 6

4 letters words from 'grate'

AGER 5AREG 5
ARET 4GARE 5
GART 5GATE 5
GEAR 5GEAT 5
GERT 5GETA 5
GRAT 5RAGE 5
RATE 4TARE 4
TEAR 4 

3 letters words from 'grate'

AGE 4ARE 3
ART 3ATE 3
EAR 3EAT 3
ERA 3ERG 4
ETA 3GAE 4
GAR 4GAT 4
GET 4RAG 4
RAT 3REG 4
RET 3TAE 3
TAG 4TAR 3
TEA 3TEG 4

2 letters words from 'grate'

AE 2AG 3
AR 2AT 2
EA 2ER 2
ET 2RE 2
TA 2TE 2

All 5 letters words made out of grate

grate rgate garte agrte ragte argte grtae rgtae gtrae tgrae rtgae trgae gatre agtre gtare tgare atgre tagre ratge artge rtage trage atrge targe graet rgaet garet agret raget arget great rgeat gerat egrat regat ergat gaert agert geart egart aegrt eagrt raegt aregt reagt eragt aergt eargt grtea rgtea gtrea tgrea rtgea trgea greta rgeta gerta egrta regta ergta gtera tgera getra egtra tegra etgra rtega trega retga ertga terga etrga gater agter gtaer tgaer atger tager gaetr agetr geatr egatr aegtr eagtr gtear tgear getar egtar tegar etgar ategr taegr aetgr eatgr teagr etagr rateg arteg rtaeg traeg atreg tareg raetg aretg reatg eratg aertg eartg rteag treag retag ertag terag etrag aterg taerg aetrg eatrg tearg etarg

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word grate. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in grate.

Definitions and meaning of grate

grate

Pronunciation

  • enPR: grāt, IPA(key): /ɡɹeɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt
  • Homophone: great

Etymology 1

From Middle English grate, from a Medieval Latin grāta, from a Latin word for a hurdle; or Italian grata, from Latin cratis.

Noun

grate (plural grates)

  1. a horizontal metal grill through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot
  2. a frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning
Synonyms
  • grill
Translations

Verb

grate (third-person singular simple present grates, present participle grating, simple past and past participle grated)

  1. (transitive) to furnish with grates; to protect with a grating or crossbars

Etymology 2

From Middle English graten, from Old French grater (to scrape) ( > French gratter), from Frankish *krattōn, from Proto-Germanic *krattōną. Cognate with Old High German krazzon ( > German kratzen (to scrawl) > Danish kradse), Icelandic krassa (to scrawl) and Danish kratte.

Verb

grate (third-person singular simple present grates, present participle grating, simple past and past participle grated)

  1. (transitive, cooking) to shred (things, usually foodstuffs), by rubbing across a grater
  2. (intransitive) to make an unpleasant rasping sound, often as the result of rubbing against something
    • 1856, Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part 3 Chapter X, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      The gate suddenly grated. It was Lestiboudois; he came to fetch his spade, that he had forgotten. He recognised Justin climbing over the wall, and at last knew who was the culprit who stole his potatoes.
  3. (by extension, intransitive) to get on one's nerves; to irritate, annoy
  4. (by extension, transitive) to annoy
    • 2015, Art Levy in Florida Trend, Roland Martin is a Florida 'Icon'
      one of the issues that's kind of grating me a little bit is weed control.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

From Latin grātus (agreeable).

Adjective

grate (comparative more grate, superlative most grate)

  1. (obsolete) serving to gratify; agreeable.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. Herbert to this entry?)

Etymology 4

Adjective

grate (comparative more grate, superlative most grate)

  1. Obsolete spelling of great
    • c. 1815, Mary Woody, A true account of Nayomy Wise
      He promisd her a grate reward

References

Anagrams

  • 'Gater, Greta, ergat-, great, great-, retag, targe, terga

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrate/

Adjective

grate f

  1. Feminine plural of adjective grato.

Anagrams

  • terga

Latin

Etymology

From grātus (agreeable).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈɡraː.teː/, [ˈɡraː.t̪eː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈɡra.te/, [ˈɡraː.t̪ɛ]

Adverb

grātē (comparative grātius, superlative grātissimē)

  1. gladly, willingly
  2. gratefully, thankfully

Related terms

References

  • grate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • grate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to reduce to shreds by rubbing.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)