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noun [countable] grid pronunciation in British English /ɡrɪd/ 
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pluralgrids
  1. 1
    a pattern of straight lines that cross each other to form squares

    streets laid out in a grid

    Each spreadsheet page is made up of a grid of columns and rows.

    1. 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.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of grid
  2. 2
    a set of wires that carries the electricity supply

    The village will soon be connected to the national grid.

  3. 3
    metal bars arranged in a pattern of straight lines

    Heavy metal grids had been pulled across the shop fronts.

    See also  cattle grid

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