grid


grid
grid [ grıd ] noun count **
1. ) a pattern of straight lines that cross each other to form squares:
streets laid out on a grid pattern
Each spreadsheet page is made up of a grid of columns and rows.
a ) a pattern of straight lines that form squares on a map, which you use to find a particular place:
When reporting a problem, give a grid reference if you can.
2. ) a set of wires that carries the electricity supply:
The village will soon be connected to the national grid.
3. ) metal bars arranged in a pattern of straight lines:
Heavy metal grids had been pulled across the shop fronts.
4. ) the starting place for cars in a race, marked by a pattern of lines on the ground

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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