From Middle English grape, from Old French grape, grappe, crape (“cluster of fruit or flowers, bunch of grapes”), from graper, craper (“to pick grapes”, literally “to hook”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *krappō (“hook”), from Proto-Indo-European *greb- (“hook”), *gremb- (“crooked, uneven”), from *ger- (“to turn, bend, twist”). Cognate with Middle Dutch krappe (“hook”), Old High German krapfo (“hook”) (whence German Krapfen (“Berliner doughnut”). Doublet of grappa. More at cramp.
- (countable) A small, round, smooth-skinned edible fruit, usually purple, red, or green, that grows in bunches on vines of genus Vitis.
- (countable) A woody vine that bears clusters of grapes; a grapevine; of genus Vitis.
- (countable, uncountable) A dark purplish-red colour, the colour of many grapes.
- (uncountable) grapeshot.
- A mangy tumour on a horse's leg.
- (US, naval slang) A purple-shirted technician responsible for refueling aircraft.
- 1998, Approach (volume 43, issue 10, page 10)
- I was horrified to see three grapes standing by the aircraft with the hose still connected.
- 1998, Approach (volume 43, issue 10, page 10)
- (US, slang, colloquial, African-American Vernacular) A person's head.
- Amur grape (Vitis amurensis)
- arroyo grape (Vitis vulpina)
- bear's grape (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
- bird grape (Vitis munsoniana)
- bullace grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- bull grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- bunch grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- Burmese grape (Baccaurea ramiflora)
- bush grape (Vitis rupestris; Vitis acerifolia)
- canyon grape (Vitis arizonica)
- Cape grape (Cissus capensis)
- catbird grape (Vitis palmata)
- cat grape (Vitis palmata)
- chicken grape (Vitis vulpina)
- Concord grape (Vitis labrusca variety)
- coon grape (Ampelopsis cordata; Vitis labrusca)
- downy grape (Vitis cinerea)
- dyer's grape (Phytolacca americana)
- European grape (Vitis vinifera)
- everbearing grape (Vitis munsoniana)
- fox grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- frost grape (Vitis vulpina)
- grape fern
- grape hyacinth (Muscari spp.)
- grape ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
- grape sugar
- grapevine (Vitis spp.)
- kangaroo grape (Cissus antarctica)
- Mission grape
- Missouri grape (Vitis palmata)
- mountain grape (Vitis rupestris; Mahonia aquifolium)
- muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia)
- mustang grape (Vitis candicans)
- mustard grape (Vitis candicans)
- Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
- pigeon grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- pinewoods grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- plum grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- possum grape (Vitis vulpina; Vitis baileyana; Cissus spp.)
- post-oak grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- racoon grape (Vitis labrusca et al.; Ampelopsis cordata)
- riverbank grape (Vitis riparia)
- river grape (Vitis vulpina)
- riverside grape (Vitis vulpina; Vitis riparia)
- Rocky Mountain grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
- rose grape (Medinilla magnifica)
- sandbeach grape (Vitis rupestris)
- sand grape (Vitis rupestris)
- sea grape
- seaside grape
- shore grape (Vitis labrusca et al.)
- skunk grape (Vitis lambrusca)
- slipskin grape (Concord grape)
- sour grapes
- sugar grape (Vitis rupestris)
- summer grape (Vitis aestivalis)
- tail grape (Artabotrys spp.)
- turkey grape (Vitis labrusca var. lincecumii)
- wild grape (Vitis spp.; (Rhoicissus capensis)
- wine grape (Vitis vinifera)
- winter grape (Vitis vulpina)
- wolf grape (Vitis vulpina; Solanum dulcamara)
- cabernet sauvignon
- Chenin Blanc
- noble rot
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Noir
- To pick grapes.
- 1973, Nancy Safford, Time's Island; Portraits of the Vineyard, page 35:
- I used to go graping and blackberrying and blueberrying.
- (of livestock) To develop tubercules as a result of tuberculosis.
- 1856, Great Britain Parliament House of Commons, Reports from Committees, page 138:
- Some are called ticked; some have the milk fever; some have worm-'ith-tail ; some are graped ; others are broken-up old cows.
- 1891, Public Health - Volume 4, page 249:
- The lungs were in a bad condition, hard in places, and lumpy and badly graped.
- 1898, Great Britain Royal Commission on Tuberculosis, Report of the Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire Into the Administrative Procedures for Controlling Danger to Man Through the Use as Food of the Meat and Milk of Tuberculous Animals, page 245:
- Do I understand that the carcases of the graped cows, to which you refer, were used for food ?
- To develop a texture with small grape-like clusters of a contaminant or foreign substance.
- 1932, Kenneth Slessor, Cuckooz Contrey:
- Over the huge abraded rind, Crow-countries graped with dung, we go, Past gullies that no longer flow And wells that nobody can find, Lashed by the screaming of the crow, Stabbed by the needles of the mind.
- 1991, Desheng Li, Tectonic types of oil and gas basins in China, page 162:
- Some small graped pisolitic textures are primary but not important.
- 2012, K. Subramanian, Lead-free Solders: Materials Reliability for Electronics, →ISBN, page 169:
- An additional concern is the problem of graping, which becomes more visible when type-4 solder powder is required for fine-pitch μ-BGA attachment.
- (dialect, north, UK) To grope.
- 1780, Alexander Wilson, A Pedlar's Story:
- Lang, lang I sought and graped for my pack, Till night and hunger forced me to come back.
- 1836, William Stephenson Jr, Punch and Toby:
- Aw graped my way out i' the dark, An' down the stairs aw scrafflel'd
- 1836, Walter Scott, The antiquary, page 56:
- I dinna ken,” said Steenie ; “ the book had fa'en out 0' his pocket, I fancy, for I fand it amang my feet when I was graping about to set him on his legs again, and I just pat it in my pouch to keep it safe ;
- 1881, Robert Burns, The Two Lawyers, page 280:
- 'Till in a declamation mist, His argument he tint it; He gapéd for't, he graped for't, He fand it was awa, man;
- (dialect, Hong Kong) To envy (derived from "sour grapes" idiom).
- A grapefruit.
grape f pl
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of grapar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of grapar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of grapar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of grapar.