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[Middle English gre, from Old French, step, from Latin gradus; see grade.]
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1. superiority or victory
2. the prize for a victory
[C14: from Old French gré, from Latin gradus step]
1. goodwill; favour
2. satisfaction for an insult or injury
[C14: from Old French gré, from Latin grātum what is pleasing; see grateful]
vb, grees, greeing or greed
archaic or dialect to come or cause to come to agreement or harmony
[C14: variant of agree]
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n. Chiefly Scot.
superiority, mastery, or victory.
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Past participle: greed
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