- superiority, mastery, or victory.
- the prize for victory.
- Obsolete. a step.
Origin of gree1
- favor; goodwill.
- satisfaction, as for an injury.
Origin of gree2
1250–1300; Middle English gre < Old French gre (French gré) < Latin grātum what is agreeable
Origin of gree3
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gree2
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Examples from the Web for gree
Some say it was 'cause General Bratton was a high 'gree mason.Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2
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Come to settle up, there was about five and sixpence that they couldn't 'gree 'bout.Poganuc People
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Do you 'gree not to show your nose 'round there till three o'clock to-morrow?The Princess and Joe Potter
She heard he'd marrid agin, an' the news didn't 'gree with her.
An' from that day that why Dog an' Puss can't 'gree until now.Jamaican Song and Story
- superiority or victory
- the prize for a victory
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step
- goodwill; favour
- satisfaction for an insult or injury
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful
- archaic, or dialect to come or cause to come to agreement or harmony
C14: variant of agree
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