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gree

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[ gree ]
/ gri /
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noun Chiefly Scots.
superiority, mastery, or victory.
the prize for victory.
Obsolete. a step.
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Origin of gree

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First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English gre “step, flight of steps; victory in a tournament or battle; rank, position,” from Old French gré “a step,” from Latin gradus “step, stage, footing, stance”; cf. grade, degree

Other definitions for gree (2 of 3)

gree2
[ gree ]
/ gri /

noun Archaic.
favor; goodwill.
satisfaction, as for an injury.

Origin of gree

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English gre, from Old French gre, gred, gret “pleasure, goodwill,” from Latin grātum “what is agreeable,” the neuter singular of grātus “pleasing”

Other definitions 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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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English green “to satisfy, come to terms with,” possibly a shortened form of agreen “to agree,” or from Old French gréer “to please, be pleased with”; cf. agree, 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

Word Origin for gree

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

Word Origin for gree

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

Word Origin for gree

C14: variant of agree
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