- a thin, coarse mortar poured into various narrow cavities, as masonry joints or rock fissures, to fill them and consolidate the adjoining objects into a solid mass.
- a coat of plaster for finishing a ceiling or interior wall.
- Usually grouts. lees; grounds.
- coarse meal or porridge.
- to fill or consolidate with grout.
- to use as grout.
Origin of grout
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Grout had studied French at McGill University in Montreal; she replies gracefully: “Zheneeferr.”
“It gave me a really good feeling and it kind of took me to another place, so to speak,” Grout said.
But the shock of hearing someone who looks like Grout sing in unaccented Arabic soon dissipated and the crowd fell deadly silent.
The illustrations are reproduced by the Grout Engraving Company.Wood Carvings in English Churches
Grout pipes were built into the masonry and later all voids were filled with grout.
Rubble masonry packing and grout ejected through pipes built into the arch were used to fill the voids above the roof.
On account of the unstable nature of the rock encountered throughout, the voids in the packing were afterward filled with grout.
The grout machines were of the vertical-cylinder, air-stirring type.
- a thin mortar for filling joints between tiles, masonry, etc
- a fine plaster used as a finishing coat
- coarse meal or porridge
- (tr) to fill (joints) or finish (walls, etc) with grout
Old English grūt; related to Old Frisian grēt sand, Middle High German grūz, Middle Dutch grūte coarse meal; see grit, groats
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Word Origin and History for grout
1580s, "thin, fluid mortar," originally "coarse porridge," perhaps from Old English gruta (plural) "coarse meal," related to Old English grytta (see grits). As a verb from 1838. Related: grouted; grouting.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper