grin

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See also: grín and grîn

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: grĭn, IPA(key): /ɡɹɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Etymology 1[edit]

Before 1000 CE - From Middle English grinnen, from Old English grennian, of Germanic origin and probably related to groan. Compare to Old High German grennan (to mutter)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

A stylized grin.

grin (plural grins)

  1. A smile in which the lips are parted to reveal the teeth.
    • 1997, Linda Howard, Son of the Morning, Simon & Schuster, pages 364:
      When the ceremony was finished a wide grin broke across his face, and it was that grin she saw, relieved and happy all at once.
    • 2003, Yoko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor:
      When my son appeared at the door the next day with his schoolbag on his back, the Professor broke into a wide grin and opened his arms to embrace him.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

grin (third-person singular simple present grins, present participle grinning, simple past and past participle grinned)

  1. (intransitive) To smile, parting the lips so as to show the teeth.
    Why do you grin?  Did I say something funny?
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 15, in The China Governess[1]:
      ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’
  2. (transitive) To express by grinning.
    She grinned pleasure at his embarrassment.
  3. (intransitive, dated) To show the teeth, like a snarling dog.
  4. (transitive) To grin as part of producing a particular facial expression, such as a smile or sneer.
    He grinned a broad smile when I told him the result.
    He grinned a cruel sneer when I begged him to stop.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English grin

Noun[edit]

grin (plural grins)

  1. (obsolete) A snare; a gin.
    • c. 14th century, unknown author (originally attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer}}, Remedy of Love
      Like a bridde that hasteth to the grynne.

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Anagrams[edit]


Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English green.

Adjective[edit]

grin

  1. green

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

See grine (to laugh)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡriːn/, [ɡ̊ʁiːˀn]

Noun[edit]

grin n (singular definite grinet, plural indefinite grin)

  1. laugh
  2. grin
  3. fun

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

grin

  1. imperative of grine

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb grine

Noun[edit]

grin n (definite singular grinet, indefinite plural grin, definite plural grina or grinene)

  1. a grimace
  2. a sneer

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb grine, grina

Noun[edit]

grin n (definite singular grinet, indefinite plural grin, definite plural grina)

  1. a grimace
  2. a sneer

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

grin

  1. inflection of grina:
    1. present
    2. imperative

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grin m

  1. snare
  2. noose

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: grin

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English green.

Adjective[edit]

grin

  1. green

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German grüene, from Old High German gruoni.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grīn

  1. green