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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Grace \Grace\ (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus
beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice,
cha`ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf.
1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition
to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege
To bow and sue for grace
With suppliant knee. --Milton.
2. (Theol.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as
distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His
mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of
acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works. --Rom.
My grace is sufficicnt for thee. --2 Cor. xii.
Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
--Rom. v. 20.
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace
wherein we stand. --Rom. v.2
(a) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as
(b) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of
equitable relief through chancery.
4. Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it
means misfortune. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
5. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic
fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
He is complete in feature and in mind.
With all good grace to grace a gentleman. --Shak.
I have formerly given the general character of Mr.
Addison's style and manner as natural and
unaffected, easy and polite, and full of those
graces which a flowery imagination diffuses over
6. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness;
commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
Grace in women gains the affections sooner, and
secures them longer, than any thing else. --Hazlitt.
I shall answer and thank you again For the gift and
the grace of the gift. --Longfellow.
7. pl. (Myth.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister
goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the
attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They
were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely,
Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the
inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to
wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
The Graces love to weave the rose. --Moore.
The Loves delighted, and the Graces played. --Prior.
8. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and
formerly of the king of England.
How fares your Grace ! --Shak.
9. (Commonly pl.) Thanks. [Obs.]
Yielding graces and thankings to their lord
10. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks
rendered, before or after a meal.
11. pl. (Mus.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either
introduced by the performer, or indicated by the
composer, in which case the notation signs are called
grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
12. (Eng. Universities) An act, vote, or decree of the
government of the institution; a degree or privilege
conferred by such vote or decree. --Walton.
13. pl. A play designed to promote or display grace of
motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one
player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of
each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
Act of grace. See under Act.
Day of grace (Theol.), the time of probation, when the
offer of divine forgiveness is made and may be accepted.
That day of grace fleets fast away. --I. Watts.
Days of grace (Com.), the days immediately following the
day when a bill or note becomes due, which days are
allowed to the debtor or payer to make payment in. In
Great Britain and the United States, the days of grace are
three, but in some countries more, the usages of merchants
Good graces, favor; friendship.
(a) A cup or vessel in which a health is drunk after
(b) A health drunk after grace has been said.
The grace cup follows to his sovereign's
Grace drink, a drink taken on rising from the table; a
To [Queen Margaret, of Scotland] . . . we owe the
custom of the grace drink, she having established it
as a rule at her table, that whosoever staid till
grace was said was rewarded with a bumper. --Encyc.
Grace hoop, a hoop used in playing graces. See Grace, n.,
Grace note (Mus.), an appoggiatura. See Appoggiatura, and
def. 11 above.
Grace stroke, a finishing stoke or touch; a coup de grace.
Means of grace, means of securing knowledge of God, or
favor with God, as the preaching of the gospel, etc.
To do grace, to reflect credit upon.
Content to do the profession some grace. --Shak.
To say grace, to render thanks before or after a meal.
With a good grace, in a fit and proper manner grace fully;
With a bad grace, in a forced, reluctant, or perfunctory
What might have been done with a good grace would at
be done with a bad grace. --Macaulay.
Syn: Elegance; comeliness; charm; favor; kindness; mercy.
Usage: Grace, Mercy. These words, though often
interchanged, have each a distinctive and peculiar
meaning. Grace, in the strict sense of the term, is
spontaneous favor to the guilty or undeserving; mercy
is kindness or compassion to the suffering or
condemned. It was the grace of God that opened a way
for the exercise of mercy toward men. See Elegance.
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Grace \Grace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graced; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
Great Jove and Phoebus graced his noble line.
We are graced with wreaths of victory. --Shak.
2. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
He might, at his pleasure, grace or disgrace whom he
in court. --Knolles.
3. To supply with heavenly grace. --Bp. Hall.
4. (Mus.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 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" [syn: grace, saving grace,
state of grace]
2: elegance and beauty of movement or expression; "a beautiful
figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled
grace" [syn: grace, gracility]
3: a sense of propriety and consideration for others; "a place
where the company of others must be accepted with good grace"
[syn: seemliness, grace] [ant: unseemliness]
4: a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace
in treating the vanquished" [syn: grace, good will,
5: (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of
beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
6: a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son
said grace" [syn: grace, blessing, thanksgiving]
7: (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"
[syn: grace, grace of God, free grace]
v 1: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.;
"Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for
the special day" [syn: decorate, adorn, grace,
ornament, embellish, beautify]
2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables
everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, decorate, grace,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
467 Moby Thesaurus words for "grace":
Angelus, Atticism, Ave, Ave Maria, BOMFOG, Benthamism,
Christian charity, Christian love, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison,
Paternoster, ability, absolution, acciaccatura, acknowledgment,
acquired taste, act of grace, act of kindness, address, adeptness,
adorn, adroitness, advantageousness, agape, agreeableness,
aid prayer, airmanship, altruism, amenities, amnesty, appeal,
appealingness, appoggiatura, appreciation of excellence,
appropriateness, arabesque, array, artfulness, artisanship,
artistry, attractiveness, auspiciousness, beadroll, beads,
beatification, beatitude, beauteousness, beautifulness, beautify,
beauty, beauty unadorned, become one, becomingness, bedeck,
bedizen, benediction, benefaction, beneficence, beneficialness,
benefit, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness,
benignity, beseechment, bestow honor upon, bewitchment,
bidding prayer, bigheartedness, blazon, blessedness, blessing,
bloom, boon, bravura, breeding, breviary, brilliance,
brotherly love, cadence, cadenza, canonization, capability,
capacity, captivation, caritas, censor, ceremonies, chaplet,
charitableness, charity, charm, chasteness, chastity, choiceness,
civilities, civilized taste, civilizedness, clarity, class,
classicalism, classicism, clearness, clemency, cleverness, cogency,
cognizance, collect, color, coloratura, comeliness, command,
commiseration, communion, compassion, compassionateness,
competence, condolence, confer distinction on, conscience,
conscientiousness, consecration, considerateness, consideration,
contemplation, control, coordination, correctness, courtesy, craft,
craftsmanship, credit, crediting, cultivated taste, cultivation,
culture, cunning, daintiness, dandify, decency, deck, deck out,
decorate, decorum, dedication, deftness, delicacy, delightfulness,
desert, devotion, devotions, dexterity, dextrousness, dignify,
dignities, dignity, diplomacy, directness, discernment,
discrimination, distinction, distinguish, division, dizen,
do-goodism, doll up, dress, dress up, ease, efficiency, elegance,
elegancies, elegancy, embellish, embellishment, emblazon,
embroider, enchantment, enhance, enravishment, enrich,
enshrinement, entrancement, entreaty, ethical self, etiquette,
exaltation, excellence, exculpation, excuse, exemption,
exoneration, expedience, expertise, exquisiteness, facility,
fairness, fascination, fastidiousness, favor, favorableness,
feeling, felicitousness, felicity, fig out, fineness, finesse,
finish, fioritura, first-rateness, fittingness, fix up, flight,
flourish, flow, flower power, flowing periods, fluency,
forbearance, forgiveness, formalities, furbish, garnish,
generosity, gentilities, giving, glamorize, glamour, glorification,
glow, good deed, good manners, good offices, good taste, good turn,
goodliness, goodness, goodwill, grace note, gracefulness, graces,
gracility, graciosity, graciousness, greatheartedness, grip,
gussy up, hallowing, handiness, handsomeness, healthiness,
helpfulness, honor, horsemanship, humanitarianism, humanity, hymn,
immunity, impetration, imploration, incidental, incidental note,
indemnity, indulgence, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inner arbiter,
intercession, invitingness, invocation, inward monitor,
justification, justification by works, kind deed, kind offices,
kindliness, kindly act, kindness, know-how, labor of love,
largeheartedness, leniency, lenity, limpidity, litany,
long mordent, love, love of mankind, loveliness, lucidity, luxury,
manna, mannerliness, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, meditation,
mercifulness, mercy, merit, mitigation, mitzvah, moral censor,
mordent, naturalness, neatness, niceness, nicety, obligation,
obsecration, obtestation, office, orison, ornament, paean, paint,
pardon, passage, pathos, pellucidity, perspicuity, petition,
philanthropism, philanthropy, pity, plainness, pleasantness,
poetry, poise, polish, politeness, practical ability, praise,
pralltriller, prank, prank up, prayer, prayer of thanks,
prayer wheel, preen, prettify, prettiness, pretty up, primp,
primp up, prink, prink up, proficiency, profitableness, propriety,
prowess, pulchritude, purification, purity, quality, quarter,
quickness, readiness, recognition, redecorate, redemption, redo,
refinement, refurbish, relief, remission, remission of sin,
reprieve, resource, resourcefulness, respite, responsiveness,
restraint, rewardingness, rites, rituals, rogation, rosary,
roulade, run, ruth, sainthood, sainting, sanctification,
savoir faire, savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, seemliness,
self-pity, sensuousness, service, set off, set out, setting apart,
shrift, signalize, silent prayer, simplicity, single mordent,
skill, skillfulness, smarten, smarten up, smoothness,
social conscience, sophistication, soundness, sparing, spruce up,
state of grace, straightforwardness, style, suaveness, suavity,
subtlety, suit, superego, superiority, suppleness, supplication,
sympathy, tact, tactfulness, tantalizingness, taste, tastefulness,
technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill,
technique, temptingness, tender conscience, tenderness, terseness,
thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving, the beautiful,
timing, titivate, trick out, trick up, trim, turn,
twinge of conscience, unaffectedness, usefulness, utilitarianism,
validity, value, virtue, virtuosity, virtuousness,
voice of conscience, voluptuousness, welfarism, well-disposedness,
wholeness, winningness, winsomeness, wit, witchery, wizardry,
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
(1.) Of form or person (Prov. 1:9; 3:22; Ps. 45:2). (2.) Favour,
kindness, friendship (Gen. 6:8; 18:3; 19:19; 2 Tim. 1:9). (3.)
God's forgiving mercy (Rom. 11:6; Eph. 2:5). (4.) The gospel as
distinguished from the law (John 1:17; Rom. 6:14; 1 Pet. 5:12).
(5.) Gifts freely bestowed by God; as miracles, prophecy,
tongues (Rom. 15:15; 1 Cor. 15:10; Eph. 3:8). (6.) Christian
virtues (2 Cor. 8:7; 2 Pet. 3:18). (7.) The glory hereafter to
be revealed (1 Pet. 1:13).
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
GRACE. That which a person is not entitled to by law, but which is extended
to him as a favor; a pardon, for example, is an act of grace. There are-
certain days allowed to a payer of a promissory note or bill of exchange,
beyond the time which appears on its face, which are called days of grace.
From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :
Grace, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 990
Housing Units (2000): 389
Land area (2000): 0.987294 sq. miles (2.557079 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.987294 sq. miles (2.557079 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32500
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.576245 N, 111.729599 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 83241
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