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grist

 (grĭst)
n.
1. Grain or a quantity of grain for grinding.
2. Ground grain.
Idiom:
grist for (one's)/the mill
Something that can be used to advantage.

[Middle English, from Old English grīst; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]

grist

(ɡrɪst)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. grain intended to be or that has been ground
b. the quantity of such grain processed in one grinding
2. (Brewing) brewing malt grains that have been cleaned and cracked
3. grist to the mill grist to one's mill grist for the mill grist for one's mill anything that can be turned to profit or advantage
[Old English grīst; related to Old Saxon grist-grimmo gnashing of teeth, Old High German grist-grimmōn]

grist

(grɪst)

n.
1. grain to be ground.
2. ground grain; meal produced from grinding.
3. a quantity of grain for grinding at one time; the amount of meal from one grinding.
4. Older Use. a quantity or lot.
Idioms:
grist for or to one's mill, something used to one's profit or advantage, esp. something seemingly unpromising.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; akin to Old English grindan to grind]
grist′er, n.

Grist

 a lot; a number; a quantity; a supply for an occasion; the grain which is to be ground at the mill.
Examples: grist of bees, 1848; of corn [awaiting grinding], 1483; of flies; of grain [amount carried to the mill at one time]; of hope, 1623; of meal; of rain, 1840.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grist - grain intended to be or that has been groundgrist - grain intended to be or that has been ground
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
Translations
syömävilja

grist

[grɪst] N it's all grist to the millde todo hay que sacar provecho

grist

[ˈgrɪst] n
grist to the mill
It's all grist to his mill → Ça apporte de l'eau à son moulin.

grist

n it’s all grist to his/the milldas kann er/man alles verwerten; (for complaint) → das ist Wasser auf seine Mühle

grist

[grɪst] n (fig) it's (all) grist to the milltutto aiuta
References in classic literature ?
He was moving swiftly back and forth among the debris of his furniture, now and then staving chance fragments of it across the room with his foot; grinding a constant grist of curses through his set teeth; and halting every little while to deposit another handful of his hair on the pile which he had been building of it on the table.
You know what a grist of years it took you to come here from the earth - and yet you were booming along faster than any cannon-ball could go.
They live about a mile from Uncle Silas's place, Aunt Polly--all the farmers live about a mile apart down there--and Brace Dunlap is a long sight richer than any of the others, and owns a whole grist of niggers.
The clearance was effected at last; the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up; everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again.
The hermit, after a long grace, which had once been Latin, but of which original language few traces remained, excepting here and there the long rolling termination of some word or phrase, set example to his guest, by modestly putting into a very large mouth, furnished with teeth which might have ranked with those of a boar both in sharpness and whiteness, some three or four dried pease, a miserable grist as it seemed for so large and able a mill.
Everything depends on the constitution: some people make fat, some blood, and some bile--that's my view of the matter; and whatever they take is a sort of grist to the mill.
Meantime the fools bring grist to my mill, so let them live out their day, and the longer it is, the better.
These, with Concord River, are my water privileges; and night and day, year in year out, they grind such grist as I carry to them.
And he whittled with such industry and hearty good will, that but for his being called away very soon, it must have disappeared bodily, and left nothing in its place but grist and shavings.
Surely the time was gone forever when the broad river could bring up unwelcome ships; Russia was only the place where the linseed came from,--the more the better,--making grist for the great vertical millstones with their scythe-like arms, roaring and grinding and carefully sweeping as if an informing soul were in them.
WELSH co-driver Nicky Grist is to consider his rally future after his split with Colin McRae was announced yesterday.
With 20 minutes gone Andy Davies fired wide but five minutes later the visitors took the lead when Lloyd Grist crossed for Martin Plant to fire home.