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. 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.
- 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.
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
I understand that tile grout is out of your intellectual league.
The FloorMate lived up to its billing on flat-sheet flooring like vinyl and linoleum but left some dirt in grout lines and beveled wooden edges.
Slowly, as though talking to a small child, he explained, Honey, grout is fragile.
Yes, "real" grout is available in Mexico, and in colors.
One inexplicably popular trend was puns on the word grout, which started with The Grout Escape painted under the railway bridge in Shoreditch.
The sides of each column were corrugated to interlock with its adjacent columns, leaving interstices to be filled with the cement paste known as grout.
Applying the grout is the messy part, you simply scoop some up using a spreader or spatula and press it onto you Mosaic, gently pushing it into all the gaps.
The grout should be a thick paste; a 30-ft. column of grout will balance a
Any portion of the mixture is then mixed with water to produce a creamy grout, which is applied to a thoroughly wet surface with a brush.
The only exception that comes to mind is “American” cheese, but (to steal a line from Terry Pratchett) that is technically a kind of grout, by the cheese-making standards of the rest of the world.