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Grid   /grɪd/   Listen
Grid

noun
1.
A pattern of regularly spaced horizontal and vertical lines.
2.
A system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region.  Synonyms: power grid, power system.
3.
A perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material.  Synonym: storage-battery grid.
4.
An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube.  Synonym: control grid.
5.
A cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat.  Synonym: gridiron.



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"Grid" Quotes from Famous Books



... ago the grid of her stove broke and today she had taken it to be mended; she had been to the smith's and now she could not get out of her mind what she had seen there: a black cave, like an oven, down three steps; a dark hole hung and filled on ...
— The Path of Life • Stijn Streuvels

... to its last day, Like a lost sovereign, runaway, Tips down the gloomy grid of time: In vain to holloa, 'Stop it! hey!'— A cab-horse that has taken fright, Be you a policeman, stop you may; But not a sovereign mad with glee That scampers to the grid, perdie, And not a year that's taken flight; To both 'tis just ...
— Robert Louis Stevenson, an Elegy; And Other Poems • Richard Le Gallienne



Words linked to "Grid" :   pattern, power plant, power cable, thermionic valve, cooking utensil, power station, electron tube, shape, thermionic tube, plate, accumulator, base, storage battery, power line, form, power system, powerhouse, cookware, facility, installation, thermionic vacuum tube, tube, infrastructure, electric main, vacuum tube, electrode



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