Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Grit

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Grit

1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.

2. The coarse part of meal.

3. Grain, especially. Oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.

4. (Science: geology) a hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.

5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.

6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.

Origin: oe, greet, greot, sand, gravel, as. Greot grit, sant, dust; akin to os griott, OFries. Gret gravel, OHG. Grioz, g. Griess, Icel. Grjot, and to E. Groats, grout. See Groats, Grout, and cf. Grail gravel.