- 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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Three times they were halted before they reached a point on the Boston side just above Grees shipyard.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill
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Welt the bulk 'grees with the sample; I knows where to find eightscore and nine to match this here.Hard Cash
Dey tell us what dey gwine do iffen we don't all go back to us massas and us all 'grees and den dey all dis'pear.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.
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After there, C inserts 38 grees, at is; and omits the words of the pole, 51 degrees and 50 minutes.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)
But it 'grees with him, he don't get so very thin; most others would be worn to skin and bone afore this.It May Be True Volume 1 of 3
- 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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