(Greece) n. pl. See Gree a step. [Obs.]
(Greed) n. [Akin to Goth. gredus hunger, Icel. graðr. &radic34. See Greedy.] An eager desire
or longing; greediness; as, a greed of gain.
(Greed"i*ly) adv. In a greedy manner.
(Greed"i*ness), n. [AS gr&aemacrdignes.] The quality of being greedy; vehement and
Fox in stealth, wolf in greediness.Shak.
Syn. Ravenousness; voracity; eagerness; avidity.
(Greed"y) a. [Compar. Greedier (-i*er); superl. Greediest.] [OE. gredi, AS. gr&aemacrdig,
gredig; akin to D. gretig, OS. gradag, OHG. gratag, Dan. graadig, OSw. gradig, grådig, Icel. graðugr,
Goth. gredags greedy, greden to be hungry; cf. Skr. g&rsdotdh to be greedy. Cf. Greed.]
1. Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; followed by of; as, a lion
that is greedy of his prey.
2. Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.
(Greed"y-gut`) n. A glutton. [Low] Todd.
A greegree man, an African magician or fetich priest.
(Gree"gree`, Gri"gri`) n. An African talisman or charm.
Greek calends. See under Calends. Greek Church the Eastern Church; that part of Christendom
which separated from the Roman or Western Church in the ninth century. It comprises the great bulk
of the Christian population of Russia (of which this is the established church), Greece, Moldavia, and
Wallachia. The Greek Church is governed by patriarchs and is called also the Byzantine Church.
Greek cross. See Illust. (10) Of Cross. Greek Empire. See Byzantine Empire. Greek
fire, a combustible composition which burns under water, the constituents of which are supposed to be
asphalt, with niter and sulphur. Ure. Greek rose, the flower campion.
(Greek) a. [AS. grec, L. Graecus, Gr. ?: cf. F. grec. Cf. Grecian.] Of or pertaining to Greece
or the Greeks; Grecian.
1. A native, or one of the people, of Greece; a Grecian; also, the language of Greece.
2. A swindler; a knave; a cheat. [Slang]
Without a confederate the . . . game of baccarat does not . . . offer many chances for the Greek.Sat.
3. Something unintelligible; as, it was all Greek to me. [Colloq.]
(Greek"ess) n. A female Greek. [R.]
(Greek"ish), a. [Cf. AS. Grecisc.] Peculiar to Greece.
(Greek"ling) n. A little Greek, or one of small esteem or pretensions. B. Jonson.