(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Of or pertaining to the act or sound of grinding.

- The meeting came to a grinding halt when the two sides could not agree.


1. material resulting from the process of grinding

- vegetable grindings clogged the drain

Definition categories: object, atom, corpuscle, molecule, mote, particle, speck

2. a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

Definition categories: event, noise

3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

Similar word(s): abrasion, attrition, detrition

Definition categories: phenomenon, friction, rubbing

Sentences with grinding as a noun:

- Ominous creakings and grindings came from the innards of the machine.


1. present participle of grind