(noun, verb)


1. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence

- the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin

- it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church

- the Virgin lived in a state of grace

Definition categories: state

2. elegance and beauty of movement or expression

- a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

Similar word(s): gracility

Definition categories: attribute, gracefulness

3. a sense of good behavior and consideration for others

- a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace

Similar word(s): seemliness

Definition categories: attribute, correctitude, properness, propriety

4. a disposition to kindness and compassion

- the victor's grace in treating the vanquished

Similar word(s): goodwill

Definition categories: attribute

5. a period of time past the deadline for fulfilling an obligation during which a penalty that would be imposed for being late is waived, especially an extended period granted as a special favor

- The payment had originally been due on April 1 but we had a grace period which expired in June.

Definition categories: time, period

6. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

Definition categories: person

7. a short prayer of thanks before a meal

- their youngest son said grace

Similar word(s): blessing, thanksgiving

Definition categories: communication, orison, petition, prayer

8. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God

- God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners

- there but for the grace of God go I

Definition categories: attribute, beneficence

Sentences with grace as a noun:

- The dancer moved with grace and strength.

- The Princess brought grace to an otherwise dull and boring party.

- I'm so grateful to God for the grace that He has given me.

- It has become less common to say grace before having dinner.

- The repayment of the loan starts after a three-year grace (period).


1. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Similar word(s): adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, ornament

Definition categories: creation, alter, change, modify

2. be beautiful to look at

Similar word(s): adorn, beautify, deck, decorate, embellish

Definition categories: stative, be

Sentences with grace as a verb:

- He graced the room with his presence.

- He graced the room by simply being there.

- His portrait graced a landing on the stairway.