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Grace (Greek mythology)

Definition:

one of 3 sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

Graces

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

Aglaia | Euphrosyne | Thalia

Etymology:

"Grace": feminine proper name, literally "favor, grace"; see "grace". | "grace...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of Grace...

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Grace [Greek mythology] | Charis [Greek] | Charites [plural] | Gratia [Latin]

in Greek religion, one of a group of goddesses of fertility. The name refers to the "pleasing" or "charming" appearance of a fertile field or garden. ... (26 of 155 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/240434​/Grace

Wikipedia:

Grace [disambiguation]

may refer to: Divine grace in theology | Grace (Christianity) Actual grace, a Roman Catholic theological concept | Irresistible grace, a Calvinist theological concept | Prevenient grace, a Wesleyan theological concept | Sola gratia (Latin for "grace ... (33 of 688 words, 70 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Grace

Random House Dictionary:

grace | graced [past tense] | gracing [present participle] | Grace | Gratiae [sense-specific2] | Grace, William Russell [sense-specific] | William Grace [sense-specific] | William Russell Grace [sense-specific] | Grace, William [sense-specific] | ...

elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. | a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment. | favor or good will. | a manifestation of ... (23 of 433 words, 22 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/grace

Oxford Dictionary:

grace | the Graces | the Three Graces | bad | go I | graces | His | Her | Your | ...

smoothness and elegance of movement | courteous good will | ("graces") : an attractively polite manner of behaving | (in Christian belief) the free ... (21 of 370 words, 16 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/grace

New World Dictionary:

grace | graced [past tense] | gracing [present participle] | Grace | Gracie [diminutive, sense-specific]

beauty or charm of form, composition, movement, or expression | an attractive quality, feature, manner, etc. | any of the Graces | a sense of what is ... (24 of 234 words, 15 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grace

American Heritage Dictionary:

grace | graced [past tense] | gracing [present participle] | graces [3rd-person singular present] | Graces [sense-specific] | Grace [sense-specific]

Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion. | A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement. | A sense ... (22 of 202 words, 17 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/grace

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Grace | Kelly, Grace | Grace Kelly
(Born: 1929 – Died: 1982)

princess consort of Monaco, born: Philadelphia as Grace Patricia Kelly. She acted on stage and television in New York, and made her film debut in ... (25 of 142 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/people​/A​0932968​.html

Wiktionary:

Grace

A female given name. (4 of 50 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Grace

Cambridge Dictionary:

Grace [entry 7] | Your/His/Her Grace | Your Grace | His Grace | Her Grace

used to address or refer to a duke, duchess or archbishop (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grace 7

Collins Dictionary:

Graces | grace | Grace | in someone's good graces [sense-specific] | days of grace [sense-specific] | with bad grace [sense-specific] | with good grace [sense-specific] | W. G. Graces [sense-specific] | William Gilbert Graces [sense-specific] | ...

[Greek mythology] three sisters, the goddesses Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, givers of charm and beauty | elegance and beauty of movement, form, ... (21 of 670 words, 23 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/graces

Merriam-Webster:

grace [entry 1, noun] | Graces [plural] | approval [synonym, sense-specific] | reprieve [synonym, sense-specific] | mercy [synonym, sense-specific] | privilege [synonym, sense-specific] | charm [synonym, sense-specific] | favor [synonym, sense-specific] | pardon [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or ... | "approval", "favor" ; [archaic] "mercy", "pardon" ; a special favor; ... (20 of 353 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/grace

Encarta Dictionary:

Grace | Graces [plural]

used as a title when addressing a duke, duchess, or archbishop (11 of 20 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861675780​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Grace

First use: about 1200 | late 12th century

Origin: "Grace": feminine proper name, literally "favor, grace"; see "grace". | "grace (Noun)": "God's favor or help", from Old French grace "pardon, ... (25 of 194 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=grace

Wiktionary:

Grace

Origin: the noun grace, first used by Puritans in the 16th century. In Roman Catholic use it may refer to Our Lady of Graces, cognate with Italian Grazia.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Grace

Audio references

Wiktionary:

Grace

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Grace"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Grace

Collins Dictionary:

grace | Grace

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Grace"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/grace

Cambridge Dictionary:

Grace [entry 7]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Grace"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Grace"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/grace 7

freedictionary.org:

Grace

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Grace" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=grace

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