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GRID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grid mean? 

GRID (noun)
  The noun GRID has 4 senses:

1. a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
2. a network of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image
3. an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube
4. a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat

  Familiarity information: GRID used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRID (noun)


Sense 1grid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

grid; power grid; power system

Hypernyms ("grid" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

Meronyms (parts of "grid"):

electric main (a main that distributes electricity)

power cable; power line (cable used to distribute electricity)

power plant; power station; powerhouse (an electrical generating station)

Holonyms ("grid" is a part of...):

base; infrastructure (the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area)


Sense 2grid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A network of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

reference grid; grid

Hypernyms ("grid" is a kind of...):

network (a system of intersecting lines or channels)


Sense 3grid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

control grid; grid

Hypernyms ("grid" is a kind of...):

electrode (a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit)

Holonyms ("grid" is a part of...):

electron tube; thermionic tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; tube; vacuum tube (electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope)


Sense 4grid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gridiron; grid

Hypernyms ("grid" is a kind of...):

cooking utensil; cookware (a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking)


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