Definition Of grate


a grating.

He progressed gingerly towards the gauze grate in the grimy iron girdered floor and was careful not to get too close as he peered into the gloom below.

make an unpleasant rasping sound.

the hinges of the door grated

reduce (something, especially food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater.

peel and roughly grate the carrots

the recess of a fireplace or furnace.

We were met by Bob's wife and welcomed as though we had got there on time. There was a lovely coal fire burning in the grate , which had been kept ‘banked up’ all day pending our arrival.

Example Of grate

  • A bright, hot Monday morning and a warm fire burns in the grate of Guides Farm.

  • A fire burned merrily in the little grate , below a shelf of yellowing pictures, portraits, landscapes.

  • A fire was burning in the grate , sending the chill from the air.

  • a small coal fire burned in the grate

  • A small fire burning in the grate made one feel welcome.

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