grid

[ grid ]
/ grɪd /

noun

Origin of grid

First recorded in 1830–40; short for gridiron
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grid

/ (ɡrɪd) /

noun

Derived Formsgridded, adjective

Word Origin for grid

C19: back formation from gridiron
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Word Origin and History for grid

grid


n.

1839, shortening of gridiron. City planning sense is from 1954 (hence gridlock). Meaning "network of transmission lines" first recorded 1926.

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