HyperDic: grating

English > 4 senses of the word grating:
NOUNartifactgrating, gratea barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
artifactgrating, gratea frame of iron bars to hold a fire
artifactgrating, diffraction gratingoptical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it
ADJECTIVEallgrating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchyunpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
grating > pronunciation
Soundsgrey'tihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > grating: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningunpleasantly harsh or grating in sound.
Synonymsgravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
Broadercacophonous, cacophonicHaving an unpleasant sound
Spanisháspero, austero, rugoso
Catalanaspre, raspós, rugós
Adverbsgratinglyin a harsh and grating manner
English > grating: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
Synonymgrate
Narrowergrille, radiator grillegrating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
BroaderbarrierA structure or object that impedes free movement
Spanishrejilla
Catalanreixa
English > grating: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
Synonymgrate
Part offurnaceAn enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
stove, kitchen stove, range, kitchen range, cooking stoveA kitchen appliance used for cooking food
Broaderframework, frameA structure supporting or containing something
Spanishenrejado, reja, rejilla
Catalanreixa
Verbsgratefurnish with a grate
English > grating: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningoptical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum.
Synonymdiffraction grating
NarrowerechelonA diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
Broaderoptical deviceA device for producing or controlling light

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