1. Animal fat, as tallow or lard, especially when in a soft state; oily or unctuous matter of any kind.
2. Far. An inflammation of a horse's heels, suspending the ordinary greasy secretion of the part, and producing dryness and scurfiness, followed by cracks, ulceration, and fungous excrescences.
Grease bush. Bot. Same as Grease wood (below).
Grease moth Zool., a pyralid moth (Aglossa pinguinalis) whose larva eats greasy cloth, etc.
Grease wood Bot., a scraggy, stunted, and somewhat prickly shrub (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) of the Spinach family, very abundant in alkaline valleys from the upper Missouri to California. The name is also applied to other plants of the same family, as several species of Atriplex and Obione.
Grease v. t. [imp. & p. p. Greased p. pr. & vb. n. Greasing.]
1. To smear, anoint, or daub, with grease or fat; to lubricate; as, to grease the wheels of a wagon.
2. To bribe; to corrupt with presents.
The greased advocate that grinds the poor. --Dryden.
3. To cheat or cozen; to overreach. [Obs.]
4. Far. To affect (a horse) with grease, the disease.
To grease in the hand, To grease the hand, to corrupt by bribes.
1. Composed of, or characterized by, grease; oily; unctuous; as, a greasy dish.
2. Smeared or defiled with grease.
With greasy aprons, rules, and hammers. --Shak.
3. Like grease or oil; smooth; seemingly unctuous to the touch, as is mineral soapstone.
4. Fat of body; bulky. [R.]
5. Gross; indelicate; indecent. [Obs.]
6. Far. Affected with the disease called grease; as, the heels of a horse. See Grease, n., 2.
n 1: a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate
machinery) [syn: lubricating oil]
2: the state of being covered with unclean things [syn: dirt,
filth, grime, soil, stain, grunge]
v : lubricate with grease; "grease the wheels"