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gree

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[ gree ]
/ gri /
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noun Chiefly Scot.

superiority, mastery, or victory.
the prize for victory.
Obsolete. a step.

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Origin of gree

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1275–1325; Middle English gre<Old French <Latin gradus step, grade; cf. degree

Definition for gree (2 of 3)

gree2
[ gree ]
/ gri /

noun Archaic.

favor; goodwill.
satisfaction, as for an injury.

Origin of gree

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1250–1300; Middle English gre<Old French gre (French gré) <Latin grātum what is agreeable

Definition for gree (3 of 3)

gree3
[ gree ]
/ gri /

verb (used with or without object), greed, gree·ing.British Dialect.

Origin of gree

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late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gree2
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British Dictionary definitions for gree (1 of 3)

gree1
/ (ɡriː) /

noun Scot archaic

superiority or victory
the prize for a victory
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step

British Dictionary definitions for gree (2 of 3)

gree2
/ (ɡriː) /

noun obsolete

goodwill; favour
satisfaction for an insult or injury
C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful

British Dictionary definitions for gree (3 of 3)

gree3
/ (ɡriː) /

verb grees, greeing or greed

archaic, or dialect to come or cause to come to agreement or harmony
C14: variant of agree
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