Graze vs Wasp - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between graze and wasp

is that graze is the act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing while wasp is any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee or wasp can be a member of the dominant american upper-class culture, a white anglo-saxon protestant.

As a verb graze

is to feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc) with grass; to furnish pasture for.

graze

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  • A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
  • Verb

    (graz)
  • To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a field or two to graze his cows
  • * 1999:' Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever '''grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — ''Stardust , Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
  • (ambitransitive) To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
  • Cattle graze in the meadows.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • The lambs with wolves shall graze the verdant mead.
  • * 1993 , John Montroll, Origami Inside-Out (page 41)
  • The bird [Canada goose] is more often found on land than other waterfowl because of its love for seeds and grains. The long neck is well adapted for grazing .
  • To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
  • * Shakespeare
  • when Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep
  • To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  • the bullet grazed the wall
  • * 1851 ,
  • But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship’s direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
  • To cause a slight wound to; to scratch.
  • to graze one's knee
  • To yield grass for grazing.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The sewers must be kept so as the water may not stay too long in the spring; for then the ground continueth the wet, whereby it will never graze to purpose that year.

    Derived terms

    * overgraze

    Anagrams

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    wasp

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (referring to the insect's woven nests). Compare Dutch (m), German (m), Danish (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet or bee.
  • A person who behaves in an angry or insolent way, hence waspish.
  • (-)

    See also

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    Etymology 2

    Originally an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A member of the dominant American upper-class culture, a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  • See also

    * cracker * honky

    Anagrams

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