[ grahyd ]
/ graɪd /

verb (used without object), grid·ed, grid·ing.

to make a grating sound; scrape harshly; grate; grind.

verb (used with object), grid·ed, grid·ing.

to pierce or cut.


a griding or grating sound.

Origin of gride

1350–1400; Middle English; metathetic variant of gird2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gride


/ (ɡraɪd) /


(intr) literary to grate or scrape harshly
obsolete to pierce or wound


literary a harsh or piercing sound

Word Origin for gride

C14: variant of girde gird ²
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