Grill vs Shear - What's the difference?

grill | shear |

As nouns the difference between grill and shear

is that grill is grill while shear is a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger.

As a verb shear is

to cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.

As an adjective shear is




(wikipedia grill)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l)


(en verb)
  • (transitive, Scotland, US) To make angry; provoke.
  • (transitive, chiefly, Scotland) To terrify; make tremble.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To tremble; shiver.
  • (intransitive, Northern England, Scotland) To snarl; snap.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) gril, .


  • harsh, rough, severe; cruel
  • Noun

  • harm
  • Etymology 3

    1655, from (etyl) gril, from (etyl), from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).

    Alternative forms

    (wikipedia) * grille


    (en noun)
  • A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  • *
  • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  • A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
  • (lb) A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  • The front teeth regarded collectively.
  • Food cooked on a grill.
  • Humorous misspelling of
  • Derived terms
    * mixed grill * grilling


    (en verb)
  • To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
  • Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
  • (Australian, NZ, UK) To cook food under the element of a stove or only under the top element of an oven – (US) broil, (cooking) salamander.
  • (colloquial) To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
  • The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.
    * See also



    (wikipedia shear)


  • To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
  • * 1819 , Walter Scott, Ivanhoe :
  • So trenchant was the Templar’s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the golden tresses were shorn away
  • To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping.
  • (physics) To deform because of shearing forces.
  • (Scotland) To reap, as grain.
  • (Jamieson)
  • (figurative) To deprive of property; to fleece.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
  • * Dryden
  • short of the wool, and naked from the shear
  • the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
  • * Youatt
  • After the second shearing, he is a two-shear' ram; at the expiration of another year, he is a three-' shear ram; the name always taking its date from the time of shearing.
  • (physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
  • (geology) The response of a rock to deformation usually by compressive stress, resulting in particular textures.
  • Derived terms

    * megashear * shearer