gree

1
[gree]

Origin of gree

1
1275–1325; Middle English gre < Old French < Latin gradus step, grade; cf. degree

gree

2
[gree]
noun Archaic.
  1. favor; goodwill.
  2. satisfaction, as for an injury.

Origin of gree

2
1250–1300; Middle English gre < Old French gre (French gré) < Latin grātum what is agreeable

gree

3
[gree]
verb (used with or without object), greed, gree·ing. British Dialect.
  1. agree.

Origin of gree

3
late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at gree2
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gree

1
noun Scot archaic
  1. superiority or victory
  2. the prize for a victory

Word Origin for gree

C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step

gree

2
noun obsolete
  1. goodwill; favour
  2. satisfaction for an insult or injury

Word Origin for gree

C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful

gree

3
verb grees, greeing or greed
  1. 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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