gre|nade

gre|nade
gre|nade «gruh NAYD», noun.
1. a small bomb, usually thrown by hand; hand grenade: »

The soldiers threw grenades into the enemy's trenches.

2. a round glass bottle filled with chemicals that scatter as the glass breaks. Fire grenades are thrown on fires to put them out. Illuminating grenades are used at night to light up land areas.
[< Middle French grenade < Old French (pume) grenate, or (pomme) grenade pomegranate < Spanish granada < Latin (malum) grānātum (apple) having grains < grānum grain]

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  • gre — ag·gre·ga·ble; ag·gre·ga·tion; ag·gre·ga·tive; an·gre·cum; ba·gre; bu·gre; ca·nai·gre; con·gre·gant; con·gre·ga·tion; con·gre·ga·tion·al·ism; con·gre·ga·tive; con·gre·ga·tor; ea·gre; gan·gre·nous; gre·bo; gre·cian·ize; gre·cism; gre·cize;… …   English syllables

  • ˈhand greˌnade — noun [C] a small bomb that explodes after a soldier throws it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • grenade — gre·nade …   English syllables

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  • grenade — gre|nade [ grə neıd ] noun count a small bomb that someone throws or fires from a gun …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grenade — gre•nade [[t]grɪˈneɪd[/t]] n. 1) mil a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device 2) a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire extinguishing substances •… …   From formal English to slang

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  • fire grenade — Grenade Gre*nade , n. [F. grenade a pomegranate, a grenade, or Sp. granada; orig., filled with seeds. So called from the resemblance of its shape to a pomegranate. See {Carnet}, {Grain} a kernel, and cf. {Pomegranate}.] (Min.) A hollow ball or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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