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grace

 (grās)
n.
1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
3. A sense of fitness or propriety.
4.
a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
b. Mercy; clemency.
5. A favor rendered by one who need not do so; indulgence.
6. A temporary immunity or exemption; a reprieve.
7. Graces Greek & Roman Mythology Three sister goddesses, known in Greek mythology as Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, who dispense charm and beauty.
8. Christianity
a. Divine favor bestowed freely on people, as in granting redemption from sin.
b. The state of having received such favor.
c. An excellence or power granted by God.
9. A short prayer of blessing or thanksgiving said before or after a meal.
10. Grace Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop.
11. Music An appoggiatura, trill, or other musical ornament in the music of 16th and 17th century England.
tr.v. graced, grac·ing, grac·es
1. To honor or favor: You grace our table with your presence.
2. To give beauty, elegance, or charm to.
3. Music To embellish with grace notes.
Idioms:
in the bad graces of
Out of favor with.
in the good graces of
In favor with.
with bad grace
In a grudging manner.
with good grace
In a willing manner.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin grātia, from grātus, pleasing; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

grace

(ɡreɪs)
n
1. elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion
2. a pleasing or charming quality
3. goodwill or favour
4. the granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp by a superior
5. a sense of propriety and consideration for others
6. (plural)
a. affectation of manner (esp in the phrase airs and graces)
b. in someone's good graces regarded favourably and with kindness by someone
7. mercy; clemency
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. the free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man
b. the divine assistance and power given to man in spiritual rebirth and sanctification
c. the condition of being favoured or sanctified by God
d. an unmerited gift, favour, etc, granted by God
9. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a short prayer recited before or after a meal to invoke a blessing upon the food or give thanks for it
10. (Classical Music) music a melodic ornament or decoration
11. (Banking & Finance) See days of grace
12. with bad grace with a bad grace unwillingly or grudgingly
13. with good grace with a good grace willingly or cheerfully
vb
14. (tr) to add elegance and beauty to: flowers graced the room.
15. (tr) to honour or favour: to grace a party with one's presence.
16. (Classical Music) to ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc) with nonessential notes
[C12: from Old French, from Latin grātia, from grātus pleasing]

Grace

(ɡreɪs)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (preceded by: your, his, or her) a title used to address or refer to a duke, duchess, or archbishop

Grace

(ɡreɪs)
n
(Biography) W(illiam) G(ilbert). 1848–1915, English cricketer

grace

(greɪs)

n., v. graced, grac•ing. n.
1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
2. attractive ease and smoothness of movement.
3. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
4. favor or goodwill.
5. a manifestation of favor, esp. by a superior.
6. mercy; clemency; pardon.
7. favor shown in granting a delay or temporary immunity.
9.
a. the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.
b. the influence or spirit of God operating in humans.
c. a virtue or excellence of divine origin.
d. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.
10. decency or propriety: to have the grace to feel ashamed.
11. a short prayer before or after a meal, in which a blessing is asked and thanks are given.
12. (cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a duke, duchess, or archbishop (usu. prec. by Your, His, etc.).
13. Graces, the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses of beauty and kindness, usu. represented as three in number.
v.t.
14. to lend or add grace to; adorn: Many paintings graced the walls.
15. to favor or honor: to grace an occasion with one's presence.
Idioms:
1. fall from grace,
a. to become a wrongdoer; sin.
b. to lose favor with those in power.
2. in someone's good (or bad) graces, regarded with favor (or disfavor) by someone.
3. with bad grace, reluctantly; grudgingly.
4. with good grace, willingly; ungrudgingly.
[1125–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin grātia favor, kindness, esteem, derivative of grātus pleasing]

grace


Past participle: graced
Gerund: gracing

Imperative
grace
grace
Present
I grace
you grace
he/she/it graces
we grace
you grace
they grace
Preterite
I graced
you graced
he/she/it graced
we graced
you graced
they graced
Present Continuous
I am gracing
you are gracing
he/she/it is gracing
we are gracing
you are gracing
they are gracing
Present Perfect
I have graced
you have graced
he/she/it has graced
we have graced
you have graced
they have graced
Past Continuous
I was gracing
you were gracing
he/she/it was gracing
we were gracing
you were gracing
they were gracing
Past Perfect
I had graced
you had graced
he/she/it had graced
we had graced
you had graced
they had graced
Future
I will grace
you will grace
he/she/it will grace
we will grace
you will grace
they will grace
Future Perfect
I will have graced
you will have graced
he/she/it will have graced
we will have graced
you will have graced
they will have graced
Future Continuous
I will be gracing
you will be gracing
he/she/it will be gracing
we will be gracing
you will be gracing
they will be gracing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gracing
you have been gracing
he/she/it has been gracing
we have been gracing
you have been gracing
they have been gracing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gracing
you will have been gracing
he/she/it will have been gracing
we will have been gracing
you will have been gracing
they will have been gracing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gracing
you had been gracing
he/she/it had been gracing
we had been gracing
you had been gracing
they had been gracing
Conditional
I would grace
you would grace
he/she/it would grace
we would grace
you would grace
they would grace
Past Conditional
I would have graced
you would have graced
he/she/it would have graced
we would have graced
you would have graced
they would have graced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grace - (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
2.grace - elegance and beauty of movement or expression; "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace"
gracefulness - beautiful carriage
3.grace - a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
correctitude, properness, propriety - correct or appropriate behavior
4.grace - a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
5.Grace - (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Aglaia - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Euphrosyne - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Thalia - (Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
6.grace - a short prayer of thanks before a mealgrace - a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace"
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
7.grace - (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"
beneficence - the quality of being kind or helpful or generous
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
Verb1.grace - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.grace - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
wreathe - decorate or deck with wreaths; "wreathe the grave site"
incrust, encrust, beset - decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
braid - decorate with braids or ribbons; "braid a collar"
broider, embroider - decorate with needlework
stick - cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
illustrate - supply with illustrations; "illustrate a book with drawings"
garland - adorn with bands of flowers or leaves; "They garlanded the statue"
fledge, flight - decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow"
bespangle, spangle - decorate with spangles; "the star-spangled banner"
foliate - decorate with leaves
flag - decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the holiday"
bard, barde, caparison, dress up - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"
bead - decorate by sewing beads onto; "bead the wedding gown"
pipe - trim with piping; "pipe the skirt"
applique - sew on as a decoration
gild the lily, paint the lily - adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
vermiculate - decorate with wavy or winding lines
smock - embellish by sewing in straight lines crossing each other diagonally; "The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"
hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
prank - dress or decorate showily or gaudily; "Roses were pranking the lawn"
tinsel - adorn with tinsel; "snow flakes tinseled the trees"
tart up - decorate in a cheap and flashy way; "the small-town bar was all tarted up"
stucco - decorate with stucco work; "stuccoed ceilings"
redecorate - redo the decoration of an apartment or house
panel - decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"
bejewel, jewel - adorn or decorate with precious stones; "jeweled dresses"
filet, fillet - decorate with a lace of geometric designs
scallop - decorate an edge with scallops; "the dress had a scalloped skirt"
bedizen - decorate tastelessly
dress ship - decorate a ship with flags
garnish, trim, dress - decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
trim - decorate, as with ornaments; "trim the christmas tree"; "trim a shop window"
bedeck, bedight, deck - decorate; "deck the halls with holly"
festoon - decorate with strings of flowers; "The public buildings were festooned for the holiday"
enamel - coat, inlay, or surface with enamel
inlay - decorate the surface of by inserting wood, stone, and metal
lacquer - coat with lacquer; "A lacquered box from China"
begild, engild, gild - decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
illuminate - add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
blazon, emblazon - decorate with heraldic arms
emblazon, colour, color - decorate with colors; "color the walls with paint in warm tones"
fringe - adorn with a fringe; "The weaver fringed the scarf"
fret - decorate with an interlaced design
landscape - embellish with plants; "Let's landscape the yard"
ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"
2.grace - be beautiful to look atgrace - be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
ornament - be an ornament to; "stars ornamented the Christmas tree"

grace

noun
2. manners, decency, cultivation, etiquette, breeding, consideration, propriety, tact, decorum, mannerliness He hadn't even the grace to apologize for what he'd done.
manners bad manners, tactlessness
3. indulgence, mercy, pardon, compassion, quarter, charity, forgiveness, reprieve, clemency, leniency He was granted four days' grace to be with his family.
4. benevolence, favour, goodness, goodwill, generosity, kindness, beneficence, kindliness, benefaction It was only by the grace of God that no one died.
benevolence ill will
5. prayer, thanks, blessing, thanksgiving, benediction Leo, will you say grace?
6. favour, regard, respect, approval, esteem, approbation, good opinion The reasons for his fall from grace are not clear.
favour disfavour
verb
1. adorn, enhance, decorate, enrich, set off, garnish, ornament, deck, embellish, bedeck, beautify the beautiful old Welsh dresser that graced this homely room
2. honour, favour, distinguish, elevate, dignify, glorify He graced our ceremony with his distinguished presence.
honour ruin, insult, spoil, desecrate, dishonour
Quotations
"Some hae meat and canna eat,"
"Some wad eat that want it;"
"But we hae meat, and we can eat,"
"Sae let the Lord be thankit" [Robert Burns Grace Before Meat]

grace

noun
1. Refined, effortless beauty of manner, form, and style:
2. A sense of propriety or rightness:
4. Kind, forgiving, or compassionate treatment of or disposition toward others:
5. A kindly act:
Archaic: benefit.
6. Temporary immunity from penalties:
7. A short prayer said at meals:
verb
1. To lend dignity or honor to by an act or favor:
2. To endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition:
Translations
بِنِعْمَة الله، بِرَحْمَة اللهرَشاقَهسِيادَة، نِيافَةصَلاة الشُّكْرفَضيلَه، نِعْمَه
milostmotlitba při jídleodkladpůvabslušnost
bordbønDeres NådeeleganceHans Nådehenstand
armojuhlistaakomistaaruokarukousvapaajakso
asztali imahaladékisteni kegyelemkecsességőkegyelmessége
borîbænfresturnáîòokkisómakennd
atidėjimasgracijagracingasgrakščiaigrakštumas
augstībagaišībagalda lūgšanagrācijalūgšana
zwier
har
modlitba pri jedle
ljubkostmilinamolitev
CenaplarıHazretleriinceliklütufmerhamet

grace

[greɪs]
A. N
1. (= elegance) [of form, movement etc] → gracia f, elegancia f; [of style] → elegancia f, amenidad f
2. (Rel) → gracia f, gracia f divina
by the grace of Godpor la gracia de Dios
there but for the grace of God go Ile podría ocurrir a cualquiera
to fall from grace (Rel) → perder la gracia divina (fig) → caer en desgracia
3. (= graciousness) → cortesía f, gracia f
he had the grace to apologizetuvo la cortesía de pedir perdón
with (a) good gracede buen talante
with (a) bad gracea regañadientes
see also saving B
4. to get into sb's good gracescongraciarse con algn
5. (= respite) → demora f
days of grace (Brit) (Jur) → días mpl de gracia
three days' graceun plazo de tres días
6. (= prayer) → bendición f de la mesa
to say gracebendecir la mesa
7. (in titles)
7.1. (= duke) His Grace the Dukesu Excelencia el duque
yes, Your Gracesí, Excelencia
7.2. (Rel) His Grace Archbishop Robertssu Ilustrísima, Arzobispo Roberts
yes, your Gracesí, Ilustrísima
B. VT
1. (= adorn) → adornar, embellecer
2. (= honour) [+ occasion, event] → honrar
he graced the meeting with his presencehonró a los asistentes con su presencia
see also presence 1
C. CPD grace note N (Mus) → apoyadura f
grace period N (Jur, Fin) → período m de gracia

grace

[ˈgreɪs]
n
(in movement)grâce f
(= dignity) → grâce f
with good grace, with a good grace → de bonne grâce
with bad grace, with a bad grace → de mauvaise grâce
(= dignity) to have the good grace to do sth → avoir la bonne grâce de faire qch
(= prayer) to say grace (before meal)dire le bénédicité; (after meal)dire les grâces
(= time allowed) 5 days' grace → répit m de 5 jours
to be given a year's grace → se voir accorder un an de répit
(= favour) to fall from grace → tomber en disgrâce
his fall from grace → sa disgrâce
to be in sb's good graces → être dans les bonnes grâces de qn
there but for the grace of God go I → cela aurait tout aussi bien pu être moi
vt (= adorn) → orner

grace

n
no pl (= gracefulness, graciousness)Anmut f; (of movement)Anmut f, → Grazie f; (of monarch etc)Würde f; with graceanmutig; he performs his office with grace and charmer übt sein Amt würdevoll und charmant aus; to do something with (a) good/bad graceetw anstandslos/widerwillig or unwillig tun; he bore his defeat with good graceer nahm seine Niederlage mit Fassung or anstandslos hin; he took it with good graceer machte gute Miene zum bösen Spiel; he took it with bad graceer war sehr ungehalten darüber; he had/didn’t even have the (good) grace to apologizeer war so anständig/brachte es nicht einmal fertig, sich zu entschuldigen
(= pleasing quality)(angenehme) Eigenschaft; social graces(gesellschaftliche) Umgangsformen pl; a young woman with many graceseine sehr kultivierte junge Dame
(= favour) to be in somebody’s good gracesbei jdm gut angeschrieben sein
(= respite: for payment) → Zahlungsfrist f; a day’s graceein Tag mAufschub; to give somebody a few days’ gracejdm ein paar Tage Zeit lassen; days of grace (Comm) → Respekttage pl
(= prayer)Tischgebet nt; to say gracedas Tischgebet sprechen
(= mercy)Gnade f; act of graceGnadenakt m; by the grace of Goddurch die Gnade Gottes; by the grace of God Queen …Königin … von Gottes Gnaden; there but for the grace of God go Ies hätte genauso gut auch mich treffen können; in this year of grace 1998im Jahre des Heils 1998; in a state of grace (Eccl) → im Zustand der Gnade; to fall from gracein Ungnade fallen
(= title) (duke, duchess) → Hoheit f; (archbishop) → Exzellenz f; Your GraceEuer Gnaden
(Myth) the Gracesdie Grazien pl
(Mus) → Verzierung f, → Ornament nt; grace noteVerzierung f
vt
(= adorn)zieren (geh)
(= honour)beehren (with mit); event etczieren (geh), → sich (dat)die Ehre geben bei (+dat); to grace the occasion with one’s presencesich (dat)die Ehre geben

grace

[greɪs]
1. n (Rel) (elegance, of form, movement) → grazia; (graciousness) → garbo, cortesia
the Graces (Myth) → le (tre) Grazie
he had the grace to apologise → ha avuto la buonagrazia di scusarsi
to do sth with good/bad grace → fare qc volentieri/malvolentieri
his sense of humour is his saving grace → il suo senso dell'umorismo è quello che lo salva
three days' grace → tre giorni di proroga, una dilazione f di tre giorni
by the grace of God → per grazia di Dio
to say grace → dire il benedicite
to be in sb's good graces → essere nelle grazie di qn
His Grace (duke, archbishop) → Sua Eccellenza
2. vt (adorn) → adornare; (honour, occasion, event) → onorare con la propria presenza
he graced the meeting with his presence → ci ha fatto l'onore di presenziare alla riunione

grace

(greis) noun
1. beauty of form or movement. The dancer's movements had very little grace.
2. a sense of what is right. At least he had the grace to leave after his dreadful behaviour.
3. a short prayer of thanks for a meal.
4. a delay allowed as a favour. You should have paid me today but I'll give you a day's grace.
5. the title of a duke, duchess or archbishop. Your/His Grace.
6. mercy. by the grace of God.
ˈgraceful adjective
having or showing beauty of form or movement. a graceful dancer.
ˈgracefully adverb
ˈgracefulness noun
ˈgracious (-ʃəs) adjective
1. kind or polite. a gracious smile.
2. (of God) merciful.
interjection
an exclamation of surprise.
ˈgraciously adverb
She smiled graciously.
ˈgraciousness noun
with (a) good/bad grace
(un)willingly. She accepted his apology with good grace.
References in classic literature ?
He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
She was no longer a girl and hungered to reach into the grace and beauty of womanhood.
Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
Of offense, I hope there is none, to either party: of defense, I make none--by God's good mercy, having committed no palpable sin since last entreating his pardoning grace.
Not knowing in what way he had offended, but convinced that it was only by the grace of Andrews he had escaped a dungeon, Mr.
She stopped to assist him to pick up the handkerchief that had fallen, and the Panama hat that had rolled from his lap towards the window when he had started suddenly to his feet at the apparition of grace and beauty.
In the better specimens of the breed, this peculiarity threw an ideal grace over the hard material of human life, without stealing away any truly valuable quality.
Still, even in respect of grace and beauty, there were points well worth noting.
I have spoken of the surrender to their extraordinary childish grace as a thing I could actively cultivate, and it may be imagined if I neglected now to address myself to this source for whatever it would yield.
Grace being said, -- for those people have their grace as well as we --though Queequeg told me that unlike us, who at such times look downwards to our platters, they, on the contrary, copying the ducks, glance upwards to the great Giver of all feasts --Grace, I say, being said, the High Priest opens the banquet by the immemorial ceremony of the island; that is, dipping his consecrated and consecrating fingers into the bowl before the blessed beverage circulates.
But if this whale be a king, he is a very sulky looking fellow to grace a diadem.
The evangelist was preaching "sin and redemption," the infinite grace of God and His pardon for human frailty.