- n. 草；草地，草坪
- vt. 放牧；使……长满草；使……吃草
- vi. 长草
- n. (Grass)人名；(法、德、俄、瑞典、英)格拉斯
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
来自PIE*ghre, 生长，变绿，词源同grow, green.
- grass: [OE] Reflecting its status as the commonest and most obvious of plants (and, for agricultural communities, the most important), grass etymologically simply means ‘that which grows’. It comes from *grō-, *gra-, the prehistoric Germanic base which also produced grow (and green). This gave the noun *grasam, from which German and Dutch get gras, Swedish gräs, and English grass.
=> graze, green, grow
- grass (n.)
- Old English græs, gærs "herb, plant, grass," from Proto-Germanic grasan (cognates: Old Norse, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German, German, Gothic gras, Swedish gräs), from PIE *ghros- "young shoot, sprout," from root *ghre- "to grow, become green" (related to grow and green, but not to Latin gramen).
As a color name (especially grass-green, Old English græsgrene) by c. 1300. Sense of "marijuana" is recorded by 1932, American English. The grass skirt worn by people native to tropical regions is mentioned by 1874; the warning to keep off the grass by 1843 (in New York City's Central Park). Grass-fed of cattle, etc., (opposed to stall-fed) is from 1774.
- 1. I let the horse drop his head to crop the spring grass.
- 2. The windows overlooked a lawn of tall waving grass.
- 3. Mr Zuma had a solid reputation as a grass roots organiser.
- 4. The most recent tenants hadn't even cut the grass.
- 5. You have to join the party at grass-roots level.
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