from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin mortar used to fill cracks and crevices in masonry.
- n. A thin plaster for finishing walls and ceilings.
- n. Chiefly British Sediment; lees. Often used in the plural.
- transitive v. To fill or finish with a thin mortar or plaster.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin mortar used to fill the gaps between tiles and cavities in masonry.
- n. Coarse meal; groats.
- n. (typically used in the plural) Dregs, sediment.
- v. To insert mortar between tiles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Coarse meal; ground malt
- n. Formerly, a kind of beer or ale.
- n. Lees; dregs; grounds.
- n. A thin, coarse mortar, used for pouring into the joints of masonry and brickwork; also, a finer material, used in finishing the best ceilings.
- transitive v. To fill up or finish with grout, as the joints between stones.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coarse meal; pollard; in the plural, groats; also, porridge made of such meal.
- n. Wort when first prepared, and before it has begun to ferment.
- n. Lees; grounds; dregs.
- n. Mud; dirt; filth.
- n. A thin coarse mortar poured into the joints of masonry and brickwork.
- n. A finishing or setting coat of fine stuff for ceilings.
- Made with or consisting of grout.
- To fill up or form with grout, as the joints or spaces between stones; use as grout.
- To bore with the snout, or dig up like a hog.
- A dialectal form of great, seen in composition, as in grouthead, groutnoll.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bind with grout
- n. a thin mortar that can be poured and used to fill cracks in masonry or brickwork
Middle English, grain used for making malt, mud, from Old English grūt, coarse meal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From obsolete grewt, grut ("dirt, soul"), from Middle English grut, from Old English grūt ("dregs; coarse meal"), from Proto-Germanic *grūtan (compare Dutch gruit ("dregs"), German Grauß, Norwegian grut ("ground")), lengthening of Proto-Germanic *grutan. (Wiktionary)