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grat·ing

 (grā′tĭng)
n.
1. A grill or network of bars set in a window or door or used as a partition; a grate.
2. A diffraction grating.

grating

(ˈɡreɪtɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) Also called: grate a framework of metal bars in the form of a grille set into a wall, pavement, etc, serving as a cover or guard but admitting air and sometimes light
2. (General Physics) short for diffraction grating

grating

(ˈɡreɪtɪŋ)
adj
1. (of sounds) harsh and rasping
2. annoying; irritating
n
(often plural) something produced by grating
ˈgratingly adv

grat•ing1

(ˈgreɪ tɪŋ)

n.
1. a fixed frame of bars or the like covering an opening to exclude persons, animals, coarse material, or objects while admitting light, air, or fine material.
[1605–15]

grat•ing2

(ˈgreɪ tɪŋ)

adj.
1. irritating; abrasive: a grating personality.
2. (of sound) harsh; discordant.
[1555–65]
grat′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grating - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting airgrating - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
radiator grille, grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
2.grating - a frame of iron bars to hold a firegrating - a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
furnace - an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
cooking stove, kitchen range, kitchen stove, stove, range - a kitchen appliance used for cooking food; "dinner was already on the stove"
3.grating - optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum
echelon - a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
Adj.1.grating - unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten

grating

1
noun grille, grid, grate, lattice, trellis, gridiron an open grating in the sidewalk

grating

2

grating

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
حاجِز مُشَبَّكذو صَرير، مُزْعِج
mřížovískřípavý
ristskurrende
arinaristikkoritilä
járngrindskapraunandi
režģis
ızgarakulak tırmalayıcı

grating

1 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] N (in wall, pavement) → reja f, enrejado m

grating

2 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] ADJ [tone etc] → áspero

grating

[ˈgreɪtɪŋ]
n (= iron bars) → grille f
adj [noise] → grinçant(e)

grating

1
nGitter nt

grating

2
adjkratzend; soundquietschend; (= rasping)knirschend; (on nerves) → auf die Nerven gehend; voiceschrill
nKratzen nt; (of rusty door)Quietschen nt; (of teeth, feet on gravel)Knirschen nt

grating

1 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] n (in wall, pavement) → grata

grating

2 [ˈgreɪtɪŋ] adj (sound) → stridulo/a, stridente

grating2

(ˈgreitiŋ) noun
a framework of iron etc bars. a grating in the road.
References in classic literature ?
Athos, when he reached his appointed room, observed through the gratings of his window, walls and roofs; and was told, on inquiry, by Comminges, that he was looking on the back of the pavilion where D'Artagnan was confined.
Such was the din of the bells and the squalling of the cats, that though the duke and duchess were the contrivers of the joke they were startled by it, while Don Quixote stood paralysed with fear; and as luck would have it, two or three of the cats made their way in through the grating of his chamber, and flying from one side to the other, made it seem as if there was a legion of devils at large in it.
Whilst Cornelius, debating this point within himself, was building all sorts of castles in the air, and was struggling between hope and fear, the shutter of the grating in the door opened, and Rosa, beaming with joy, and beautiful in her pretty national costume -- but still more beautiful from the grief which for the last five months had blanched her cheeks -- pressed her little face against the wire grating of the window, saying to him, --
There was also a very small grating which let in a very little fresh air: the massive foundations had been tunnelled in one place; a rude alcove was the result, with this grating at the end and top of it, some seven feet above the earth floor.
'prentice groped his way; and stopping at a house from whose defaced and rotten front the rude effigy of a bottle swung to and fro like some gibbeted malefactor, struck thrice upon an iron grating with his foot.
Clinging to the grating for support he dared not turn his head in the direction of the beasts behind him.
At the hour appointed, Lord de Winter and the four friends repaired to the convent; the bells tolled, the chapel was open, the grating of the choir was closed.
Monk may not have as much pride as I have; for I declare if any one had put me into a coffer with that grating over my mouth, and carried me packed up, like a calf, across the seas, I should cherish such a memory of my piteous looks in that coffer, and such an ugly animosity against him who had inclosed me in it, I should dread so greatly to see a sarcastic smile blooming upon the face of the malicious wretch, or in his attitude any grotesque imitation of my position in the box, that, Mordioux!
It received such light as it got through a grating of iron bars fashioned like a pretty large window, by means of which it could be always inspected from the gloomy staircase on which the grating gave.
Nothing of her ever comes to light - no grating, no lifebuoy, no piece of boat or branded oar - to give a hint of the place and date of her sudden end.
A huge cellar had been constructed there, closed by an old iron grating, which was out of order, into which were cast not only the human remains, which were taken from the chains of Montfauçon, but also the bodies of all the unfortunates executed on the other permanent gibbets of Paris.
Just then the sound of finger-nails slightly grating against the door of the library informed Valentine that the count was still watching, and recommended her to do the same; at the same time, on the opposite side, that is towards Edward's room, Valentine fancied that she heard the creaking of the floor; she listened attentively, holding her breath till she was nearly suffocated; the lock turned, and the door slowly opened.