Greit vs Grit - What's the difference?

greit | grit |

As a verb greit

is (to weep).

As a noun grit is

(canada|politics) a member or supporter of the liberal party of canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the quebec provincial wing).

As an adjective grit is

(canada|politics) of or belonging to the liberal party of canada.

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(en verb)
  • (to weep)
  • (Webster 1913) ----



    Etymology 1

    With early modern vowel shortening, from (etyl) grete, griet, from (etyl) ‘lump’).


  • Collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, swarf from metalworking.
  • The flower beds were white with grit from sand blasting the flagstone walkways.
  • Inedible particles in food.
  • It tastes like grit from nutshells in these cookies.
  • Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage or fearlessness; fortitude.
  • That kid with the cast on his arm has the grit to play dodgeball.
  • A measure of relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper.
  • I need a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper.
  • (geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, to a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g. grindstone grit .
  • Derived terms
    * *
    See also
    * debris * mortar and pestle * swarf


  • To clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger; apparently only appears in gritting one's teeth .
  • We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it.
    He has a sleeping disorder and grits his teeth.
  • To cover with grit .
  • To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
  • * Goldsmith
  • The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread.
    Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) gryt ‘bran, chaff’, from (etyl) grytt, from (etyl) . See above.


    (en noun)
  • (usually in plural) husked]] but unground [[oat, oats
  • (usually in plural) coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge
  • Anagrams

    * girt * trig