from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The juices that drip from cooking meat.
- n. A sauce made by thickening and seasoning these juices.
- n. Slang Money, profit, or benefit easily or illicitly gained.
- n. Slang Payment or benefit in excess of what is expected or required.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thick sauce made from the fat or juices that come out from meat or vegetables as they are being cooked.
- n. A type of gravy.
- n. (among Italian-Americans) Sauce used for pasta.
- n. Unearned gain.
- n. Extra benefit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up.
- n. Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fat and juices that drip from flesh in cooking; also, these juices made into a dressing for the meat when served.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
- n. a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
- n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
Middle English grave, from Old French, possibly a misreading of grane, stew, sauce, from Latin grānātus, having many seeds; see pomegranate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English greavie; probably from greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow, from Old French. See greaves. (Wiktionary)