Pronunciation: (gras, gräs), [key]
1. any plant of the family Gramineae, having jointed stems, sheathing leaves, and seedlike grains. Cf. grass family.
2. such plants collectively, as when cultivated in lawns or used as pasture for grazing animals or cut and dried as hay.
3. the grass-covered ground.
4. pasture: Half the farm is grass.
6. grasses,stalks or sprays of grass: filled with dried grasses.
7. the season of the new growth of grass.
8. go to grass, to retire from one's occupation or profession: Many executives lack a sense of purpose after they have gone to grass.
9. let the grass grow under one's feet, to delay action, progress, etc.; become slack in one's efforts.
1. to cover with grass or turf.
2. to feed with growing grass; pasture.
3. to lay (something) on the grass, as for the purpose of bleaching.
1. to feed on growing grass; graze.
2. to produce grass; become covered with grass.
Pronunciation: (gräs; Ger. gräs), [key]
Gün•ter (Wil•helm) Pronunciation: (goon'tur wil'helm; Ger. gyn'tur vil'helm), [key] born 1927, German novelist, poet, and playwright.
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