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English noun: grass

1. grass (plant) narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

Broader (hypernym)graminaceous plant, gramineous plant

Narrower (hyponym)Aegilops triuncalis, Andropogon furcatus, Andropogon gerardii, Arrhenatherum elatius, Arundo richardii, Bahama grass, Bahia grass, bay grass, beach grass, bent, bent grass, bent-grass, Bermuda grass, birdseed grass, blue grass, blue stem, bluegrass, bluestem, brome, bromegrass, broom grass, Buchloe dactyloides, buffalo grass, buffalo grass, bunch grass, bunchgrass, bur grass, burgrass, canary grass, Cenchrus tribuloides, cereal, cereal grass, cocksfoot, cockspur, cord grass, cordgrass, Cortaderia richardii, Cortaderia selloana, crab grass, crabgrass, creeping soft grass, Cynodon dactylon, Cynodon plectostachyum, Dactylis glomerata, dallis grass, dallisgrass, devil grass, doob, drop-seed, dropseed, evergreen grass, false oat, feathertop, feathertop grass, fescue, fescue grass, Festuca elatior, Festuca ovina, field sandbur, finger grass, finger grass, fountain grass, French rye, gardener's garters, giant star grass, goat grass, grama, grama grass, gramma, gramma grass, Harding grass, hardinggrass, herd's grass, Holcus lanatus, Holcus mollis, knotgrass, kweek, lady's laces, lemon grass, lemongrass, love grass, lyme grass, meadow fescue, meadow grass, meadowgrass, midgrass, Muhlenbergia schreberi, munj, munja, nimble Will, nimblewill, orchard grass, pampas grass, paspalum, Paspalum dilatatum, Paspalum distichum, Paspalum notatum, Pennisetum ruppelii, Pennisetum setaceum, Pennistum villosum, Phalaris aquatica, Phalaris arundinacea, Phalaris canariensis, Phalaris tuberosa, Phleum pratense, plume grass, plumed tussock, reed canary grass, reed grass, ribbon grass, rush grass, rush-grass, rye grass, ryegrass, Saccharum bengalense, Saccharum munja, sandbur, sandspur, scutch grass, sheep fescue, sheep's fescue, short-grass, shortgrass, silver grass, St. Augustine grass, star grass, Stenotaphrum secundatum, sword grass, tall meadow grass, tall oat grass, tall-grass, tallgrass, timothy, toe toe, toetoe, toowomba canary grass, velvet grass, wheat-grass, wheatgrass, wild rye, Yorkshire fog, zoysia

2. Grass (person) German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)

SynonymsGunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

3. grass (person) a police informer who implicates many people


Broader (hypernym)betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

4. grass (food) bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

Synonymseatage, forage, pasturage, pasture

Broader (hypernym)fodder

5. grass (artifact) street names for marijuana

Synonymsdope, gage, green goddess, locoweed, Mary Jane, pot, sens, sess, skunk, smoke, weed

Broader (hypernym)cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

English verb: grass

1. grass (competition) shoot down, of birds

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit, pip, shoot

2. grass (contact) cover with grass

SamplesThe owners decided to grass their property.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

3. grass (contact) spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)open, spread, spread out, unfold

4. grass (contact) cover with grass

Synonymsgrass over

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

5. grass (consumption) feed with grass

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crop, graze, pasture

6. grass (communication) give away information about somebody

SamplesHe told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam.

Synonymsbetray, denounce, give away, rat, shit, shop, snitch, stag, tell on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)sell out

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