grout

[ grout ]
/ graʊt /

noun

a thin, coarse mortar poured into various narrow cavities, as masonry joints or rock fissures, to fill them and consolidate the adjoining objects into a solid mass.
a coat of plaster for finishing a ceiling or interior wall.
Usually grouts. lees; grounds.
Archaic.
  1. coarse meal or porridge.
  2. grouts, groats.

verb (used with object)

to fill or consolidate with grout.
to use as grout.

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Origin of grout

before 1150; Middle English; Old English grūt; see grits, groats, grit

OTHER WORDS FROM grout

grout·er, nounun·grout·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for grout

grout
/ (ɡraʊt) /

noun

a thin mortar for filling joints between tiles, masonry, etc
a fine plaster used as a finishing coat
coarse meal or porridge

verb

(tr) to fill (joints) or finish (walls, etc) with grout

Derived forms of grout

grouter, noun

Word Origin for grout

Old English grūt; related to Old Frisian grēt sand, Middle High German grūz, Middle Dutch grūte coarse meal; see grit, groats
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