groin


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groin 1

 (groin)
n.
1. Anatomy The crease or hollow at the junction of the inner part of each thigh with the trunk, together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals.
2. Architecture The curved edge at the junction of two intersecting vaults.
tr.v. groined, groin·ing, groins
To provide or build with groins.

[Alteration (influenced by loin) of Middle English grinde, perhaps from Old English grynde, abyss, hollow.]

groin 2

 (groin)
n.
A small jetty extending from a shore to protect a beach against erosion or to trap shifting sands.

[Early Modern English groyne, ultimately (via Middle French groin, snout, promontory, headland, and Middle English groin, snout) from Old French groin, snout, promontory, from Late Latin grunium, snout, from Vulgar Latin *grunīre, to grunt, variant of Latin grunnīre, to grunt.]

groin

(ɡrɔɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) the depression or fold where the legs join the abdomen.
2. (Anatomy) euphemistic the genitals, esp the testicles
3. (Physical Geography) a variant spelling (esp US) of groyne
4. (Architecture) architect a curved arris formed where two intersecting vaults meet
vb
(Architecture) (tr) architect to provide or construct with groins
[C15: perhaps from English grynde abyss; related to ground1]

groin

(grɔɪn)

n.
1. the fold or hollow where the thigh joins the abdomen.
2. the general region of this fold or hollow.
3. Archit. the curved line or edge formed by the intersection of two vaults.
4. Also, groyne. a small jetty extending from a shore to prevent beach erosion.
v.t.
5. Archit. to form with groins.
[1350–1400; earlier grine, Middle English grinde; compare Old English grynde abyss, akin to grund bottom, ground1]

groin


Past participle: groined
Gerund: groining

Imperative
groin
groin
Present
I groin
you groin
he/she/it groins
we groin
you groin
they groin
Preterite
I groined
you groined
he/she/it groined
we groined
you groined
they groined
Present Continuous
I am groining
you are groining
he/she/it is groining
we are groining
you are groining
they are groining
Present Perfect
I have groined
you have groined
he/she/it has groined
we have groined
you have groined
they have groined
Past Continuous
I was groining
you were groining
he/she/it was groining
we were groining
you were groining
they were groining
Past Perfect
I had groined
you had groined
he/she/it had groined
we had groined
you had groined
they had groined
Future
I will groin
you will groin
he/she/it will groin
we will groin
you will groin
they will groin
Future Perfect
I will have groined
you will have groined
he/she/it will have groined
we will have groined
you will have groined
they will have groined
Future Continuous
I will be groining
you will be groining
he/she/it will be groining
we will be groining
you will be groining
they will be groining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been groining
you have been groining
he/she/it has been groining
we have been groining
you have been groining
they have been groining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been groining
you will have been groining
he/she/it will have been groining
we will have been groining
you will have been groining
they will have been groining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been groining
you had been groining
he/she/it had been groining
we had been groining
you had been groining
they had been groining
Conditional
I would groin
you would groin
he/she/it would groin
we would groin
you would groin
they would groin
Past Conditional
I would have groined
you would have groined
he/she/it would have groined
we would have groined
you would have groined
they would have groined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groin - the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitalsgroin - the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
loins - the region of the hips and groin and lower abdomen
2.groin - a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults
edge - a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
3.groin - a protective structure of stone or concretegroin - a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
Verb1.groin - build with groins; "The ceiling was groined"
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

groin

noun
Related words
adjective inguinal
Translations
زاويَه بارزَه
rozkroktříslo
lyske
kube
nivuset
nári
kirkšnis
cirksnis
slabina
dimlje

groin

[grɔɪn] N (Anat) → ingle f

groin

[ˈgrɔɪn] naine f groin injury, groin straingroin injury nblessure f à l'ainegroin strain nclaquage m à l'aine

groin

n
(Anat) → Leiste f; to kick somebody in the groinjdn in den Unterleib or die Leistengegend treten
(Archit) → Grat m

groin

[grɔɪn] ninguine m

groin

(groin) noun
the part of the front of the body where the inner part of the thigh joins the rest of the body.

groin

n. ingle.

groin

n ingle f, entrepierna (fam)
References in classic literature ?
It was the one little opening that Dak Kova needed, and hurling himself at the body of his adversary he buried his single mighty tusk in Bar Comas' groin and with a last powerful effort ripped the young jeddak wide open the full length of his body, the great tusk finally wedging in the bones of Bar Comas' jaw.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
Colonel Proctor was one of the most seriously hurt; he had fought bravely, and a ball had entered his groin.
Jerry's first intimation of Borckman's arrival was a cruel and painful clutch on his flank and groin that made him cry out in pain and whirl around.
But as two more of the plant men charged, the warrior, who was now prepared by the experiences of the past few minutes, swung his mighty long-sword aloft and met the hurtling bulk with a clean cut that clove one of the plant men from chin to groin.
True to its mark the iron-shod weapon flew, transfixing Numa's sleek carcass from the right groin to beneath the left shoulder.
Thereon Antiphus of the gleaming corslet, son of Priam, hurled a spear at Ajax from amid the crowd and missed him, but he hit Leucus, the brave comrade of Ulysses, in the groin, as he was dragging the body of Simoeisius over to the other side; so he fell upon the body and loosed his hold upon it.
Then, the Sacristan locks the iron-barred gates that divide the sanctuary from the chancel, and all of the procession having scuttled into their places, hide their faces; and then the intoned words, 'WHEN THE WICKED MAN--' rise among groins of arches and beams of roof, awakening muttered thunder.
A groin specialist confirmed that Kewell had a strain and could resume play in early April.
Blake is struggling with a groin strain and, with Kevin McNaughton already doubtful suffering from a hamstring injury, the Bluebirds boss is worried about his options at right back for the big clash against Barnsley on Sunday week.
We're the Groin Boys, and I know you wanna laugh, but if you do, me and my crew, will come and kick your ass.
Giguere is expected back much sooner than the other thee, but he is likely to back up Ilya Bryzgalov, finally over his own groin problems, until he is fully healthy.