Grace - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡreɪs|  American pronunciation of the word grace
Brit.  |ɡreɪs|  British pronunciation of the word grace

noun

- (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
- elegance and beauty of movement or expression(syn: gracility)
- a sense of propriety and consideration for others(syn: seemliness)
- a disposition to kindness and compassion(syn: goodwill)
- 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
- (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
- a short prayer of thanks before a meal(syn: blessing, thanksgiving)
- (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God

verb

- make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. (syn: adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, ornament)
- be beautiful to look at (syn: adorn, beautify, deck, decorate, embellish)

Examples

She walked across the stage with effortless grace.

She handles her problems with grace and dignity.

He has shown remarkable grace during this crisis.

She is quite lovable despite her lack of social graces.

Let us give thanks for God's grace.

By the grace of God, no one was seriously hurt.

She tried to live her life in God's grace.

Several marble statues grace the courtyard.

...I hope that you will grace our gathering with your presence....

She moved with the grace of a gazelle.

As a girl she learned the graces required of a good hostess.

By the king's grace, the traitor was permitted to leave the country.

I got a few days' grace to finish my essay.

Your Grace

His Grace

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: grace
he/she/it: graces
present participle: gracing
past tense: graced
past participle: graced
noun
singular: grace
plural: graces
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