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grid

 (grĭd)
n.
1.
a. A framework of crisscrossed or parallel bars; a grating or mesh.
b. A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
2. Something resembling a framework of crisscrossed parallel bars, as in rigidity or organization: The city's streets form a grid.
3. A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines forming squares on a map, a chart, an aerial photograph, or an optical device, used as a reference for locating points.
4. Electricity
a. An interconnected system for the distribution of electricity or electromagnetic signals over a wide area, especially a network of high-tension cables and power stations.
b. A corrugated or perforated conducting plate in a storage battery.
5. Football The gridiron.
6. Sports The starting positions of cars on a racecourse.

[Short for gridiron.]

grid′ded adj.

grid

(ɡrɪd)
n
1. See gridiron
2. (Architecture) a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc, for locating points
3. a grating consisting of parallel bars
4. (Electrical Engineering) the grid the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc, by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed
5. (Surveying) NZ short for national grid
6. (Electronics) electronics
a. an electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode. See also screen grid, suppressor grid
b. (as modifier): the grid bias.
7. (Motor Racing) See starting grid
8. (Electronics) a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance
9. any interconnecting system of links: the bus service formed a grid across the country.
10. (Anatomy) Northern English dialect word for face
11. off the grid informal not using any of the services, such as bank accounts, public utilites, etc, that allow a person's activities to be monitored by the authorities
[C19: back formation from gridiron]
ˈgridded adj

grid

(grɪd)

n.
1. a grating of crossed bars; gridiron.
2. a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines, uniformly spaced, for locating points on a map, chart, building plan, or aerial photograph by means of a system of coordinates.
3. any interconnecting network resembling this.
4. a system of electrical distribution serving a large area, esp. by means of high-tension wires.
5. a metallic framework in a storage cell or battery for conducting the electric current and supporting the active material.
6. an electrode in a vacuum tube, usu. consisting of parallel wires, a coil of wire, or a screen, for controlling the flow of electrons between the other electrodes.
7. Survey. a basic system of reference lines mapping a region, consisting of straight lines intersecting at right angles.
9. Also, gridiron. a municipal road plan in which all or most thoroughfares cross at right angles.
[1830–40; short for gridiron]

grid

1. Two sets of parallel lines intersecting at right angles and forming squares; the grid is superimposed on maps, charts, and other similar representations of the Earth's surface in an accurate and consistent manner in order to permit identification of ground locations with respect to other locations and the computation of direction and distance to other points.
2. A term used in giving the location of a geographic point by grid coordinates. See also military grid; military grid reference system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grid - a pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines
reference grid - a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image or a map
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
Amsler grid - a pattern of small boxes that is used for self-monitoring by patients who have age-related macular degeneration
2.grid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a regiongrid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
electric main - a main that distributes electricity
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
infrastructure, base - the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area; "the industrial base of Japan"
power cable, power line - cable used to distribute electricity
power plant, power station, powerhouse - an electrical generating station
3.grid - a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
storage battery, accumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
4.grid - an electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube
electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electron tube, thermionic tube, thermionic vacuum tube, thermionic valve, vacuum tube, tube - electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
5.grid - a cooking utensil of parallel metal barsgrid - a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
cooking utensil, cookware - a kitchen utensil made of material that does not melt easily; used for cooking

grid

noun
1. grating, grille, lattice a grid of ironwork
2. network a grid of narrow streets
Translations
شَبَكَةشَبَكَة خُطوط مُتَصالِبَهشَبَكَة قَضْبان مُتَصالِبَه
mřížkarozvodná síť elektrické energiekartografická síťmříž
gitterlinienet
ruudukko
elektromrežamreža
rácstérképhálózat
grindrúîunet í hnitakerfi
グリッド
격자
grotoskoordinatės
koordinātu tīklsrežģis
kartografická sieťmriežkaroštzáhradka
gallernätrutnät
เส้นตาราง
ızgarayatay ve dikey çizgiler
đường kẻ ô

grid

[grɪd]
A. N
1. (= grating) (in wall, pavement) → rejilla f
2. (Brit) (Elec, Gas) (= network) → red f
the (national) gridla red nacional
3. (on map) → cuadrícula f
4. (US) (Sport) = gridiron
B. CPD grid map Nmapa m cuadriculado
grid reference Ncoordenadas fpl

grid

[ˈgrɪd] n
[streets] → grille f
(on bingo card)grille f
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)réseau m
the Grid → le réseau électrique
the National Grid → le réseau électrique national
(MOTOR RACING) (= starting line) → grille f de départ

grid

n
(= grating)Gitter nt; (in fireplace, on barbecue) → Rost m; grid system (in road-building) → Rechteckschema nt
(on map) → Gitter nt, → Netz nt
(= electricity, gas network)Verteilernetz nt; the (national) grid (Elec) → das Überland(leitungs)netz
(Motor-racing: = starting grid) → Start(platz) m; (US Ftbl) → Spielfeld nt; they’re on the gridsie sind auf den Startplätzen
(Elec: = electrode) → Gitter nt
(Theat) → Schnürboden m
(Comput) → Raster nt

grid

:
grid reference
nPlanquadratangabe f
grid square
nPlanquadrat nt

grid

[grɪd] n (grating) → grata, griglia (Elec, Gas) (network) → rete f; (on map) → reticolato (Am) (Aut) → area d'incrocio
the national grid → la rete elettrica nazionale

grid

(grid) noun
1. a set of vertical and horizontal lines drawn on a map.
2. a framework of iron bars.

grid

شَبَكَة mřížka gitter Gitter πλέγμα cuadrícula ruudukko grille mreža griglia グリッド 격자 rooster rutenett siatka quadriculado решетка galler เส้นตาราง ızgara đường kẻ ô 格子

grid

n. rejilla.
References in classic literature ?
And she would drag him up above the clouds, in the magnificent disorder of the grid, where she loved to make him giddy by running in front of him along the frail bridges, among the thousands of ropes fastened to the pulleys, the windlasses, the rollers, in the midst of a regular forest of yards and masts.
Section 3, including Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 (The Open Grid Services Architecture, Creating and Managing Grid Services, Desktop Supercomputing: Native Programming for Grids, Grid-Enabling Software Applications), makes an analysis of different service architectures for Grids and the necessary middleware in operating systems.
While file systems seem to be a common abstraction, there is still a lack of standardization and compatibility, since different grids implement different file system protocols--proprietary, NFS, or CIFS.
5] proved that, for grids consisting of triangles, a Hamiltonian path always exists under very mild conditions.
Grid computing is like the national electric grid: A valuable resource somewhere in a pool of such resources is used as needed for a particular purpose.
Through the partnership, TACC and United Devices will establish a campus-scale computing Grid at UT--the largest university in the United States--that will utilize United Devices' industry-leading Enterprise MetaProcessor software for harnessing the under-utilized cycles of computers running either Windows or Linux operating systems.
AVAKI grids unify resources across locations and administrative domains with different hardware, operating systems, and system configurations, creating an environment that is secure and easy to administer.
The grid has all the simplicity and dullness of eternity, but Martin initially tried to make it timely, "touching," and subliminally complicated through texture.
Crosswalk's iGrid[TM] Intelligent Storage Grid System Validated as "IBM Ready for Grid Computing"
Smart grid technology combines traditional grid infrastructure with the advantages of advanced internet technology, with the aim of improving the efficiency of electricity supply as well as decreasing consumption by providing real-time information.
Other Grids include NASA's Information Power Grid and the ASCI Distributed Resource Management project.
United Devices actively participates in several emerging working groups within the GGF that are especially relevant to PC grids.