noting or pertaining to the alphabetic script derived from a Semitic form of writing, employing some letters that originally represented consonants for use as vowel sounds, which was used from about the beginning of the first millennium b.c. for the writing of Greek, and from which the Latin, Cyrillic, and other alphabets were derived.
a native or inhabitant of Greece.
the language of the ancient Greeks and any of the languages that have developed from it, as Hellenistic Greek, Biblical Greek, the Koine, and Modern Greek. Abbreviation: Gk, Gk.
Informal. anything unintelligible, as speech, writing, etc.: This contract is all Greek to me.
a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
a person who belongs to a Greek-letter fraternity or sorority.
Archaic: Usually Offensive. a cheater, especially one who cheats at cards.
- Greekdom, noun
- Greekish, adjective
- anti-Greek, adjective, noun
- half-Greek, adjective
- non-Greek, adjective, noun
- pre-Greek, adjective, noun
- pro-Greek, adjective, noun
- pseudo-Greek, adjective, noun
- quasi-Greek, adjective
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How to use Greek in a sentence
In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Greek embassy confirmed the death, which has barely registered by the international press.
That distant whirring sound you hear is a long-dead Greek physician spinning in his grave.
In 1984, gay men were not openly accepted in Southern Greek culture.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The root of the word irony is in the Greek eironeia, “liar.”Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham | P. J. O’Rourke | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
John of Damascus, an important Greek theologian of the eighth century, often cited by Thomas.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
The Greek character will now become easy to decipher; and the evening papers may take King Otho both off the throne and on.
Just got a telegram saying that M. Venezelos has gained a big majority in the Greek Election.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The fact that the earth was globular in form was understood by the Greek men of science.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
In Greek especially she was proficient, and Plato was to her more interesting than any story book.The Childhood of Distinguished Women | Selina A. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for Greek
a native or inhabitant of Greece or a descendant of such a native
a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
informal anything incomprehensible (esp in the phrase it's (all) Greek to me)
Greek meets Greek equals meet
denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
of, relating to, or designating the Greek Orthodox Church
- Greekness, noun
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