Grime vs Residue - What's the difference?

grime | residue |

As nouns the difference between grime and residue

is that grime is crumb, bit while residue is whatever remains after something else has been removed.



(wikipedia grime)


  • Dirt, grease, soot, etc. that is ingrained and difficult to remove.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall.  Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime .}}
  • (music) A genre of urban music that emerged in London, England, in the early 2000s, primarily a development of UK garage, dancehall, and hip hop.
  • Verb

  • To begrime; to cake with dirt
  • * {{quote-book, year=1862, author=Edwin Waugh, title=Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=All grimed with coaldust, they swing along the street with their dinner baskets and cans in their hands, chattering merrily.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1920, author=Harold Bindloss, title=Lister's Great Adventure, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Fog from the river rolled up the street and the windows were grimed by soot, but Cartwright had not turned on the electric light.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1918, author=Harold Bindloss, title=The Buccaneer Farmer, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=His skin was grimed with dust, for he had ridden hard in scorching heat, and was anxious and impatient to get on.}} ----




    (en noun)
  • Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
  • (chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
  • (legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
  • (mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
  • Derived terms

    * nonresidue * quadratic residue * residual * residuary


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