(Gowns"man Gown"man) n.; pl. -men One whose professional habit is a gown, as a divine
or lawyer, and particularly a member of an English university; hence, a civilian, in distinction from a soldier.
(Goz"zard) n. See Gosherd. [Prov. Eng.]
Graafian follicles or vesicles, small cavities in which the ova are developed in the ovaries of mammals,
and by the bursting of which they are discharged.
(Graaf"i*an) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, Regnier de Graaf, a Dutch physician.
(Graal) n. See Grail, a dish.
(Grab) n. [Ar. & Hind. ghurab crow, raven, a kind of Arab ship.] (Naut.) A vessel used on the
Malabar coast, having two or three masts.
(Grab) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Grabbed (grabd); p. pr. & vb. n. Grabbing.] [Akin to Sw. grabba
to grasp. Cf. Grabble, Grapple, Grasp.] To gripe suddenly; to seize; to snatch; to clutch.
1. A sudden grasp or seizure.
2. An instrument for clutching objects for the purpose of raising them; specially applied to devices for
withdrawing drills, etc., from artesian and other wells that are drilled, bored, or driven.
Grab bag, at fairs, a bag or box holding small articles which are to be drawn, without being seen, on
payment of a small sum. [Colloq.] Grab game, a theft committed by grabbing or snatching a purse
or other piece of property. [Colloq.]
(Grab"ber) n. One who seizes or grabs.
(Grab"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grabbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Grabbling ] [Freq. of grab; cf. D.
1. To grope; to feel with the hands.
He puts his hands into his pockets, and keeps a grabbling and fumbling.Selden.
2. To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel. Ainsworth.
(Grace) n. [F. grâce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. to rejoice,
favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. Grateful, Gratis.]
1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or
To bow and sue for graceMilton.
With suppliant knee.
2. (Theol.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any
benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine
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