Brazier with grill and pot rest



  • A grating; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  • On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  • A cooking device comprising a source of radiative heat and a means of holding food under it; a broiler in US English
  • A cooking device comprising a source of radiative and convective heat and a means of holding food above it; a barbecue.
  • Food (designed to be) cooked on a grill.
  • A grillroom; a restaurant serving grilled food.
  • A type of jewelry worn on the front teeth.
  • The front teeth regarded collectively.
  • Misspelling of girl
  • Harm.




  • 1655, from French gril, from Middle French, from Old French greïl, graïl, from graïlle, from Latin crātīcula ("gridiron"), diminutive of crātis, q.v. Related to griddle, hurdle.
  • From Middle English grillen ("to anger, provoke"), from Old English grillan, griellan, from Proto-Germanic *graljaną ("to shout, make angry"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer- ("to rattle, make a noise, grumble"). Cognate with Saterland Frisian grulje ("to make angry"), Dutch grillen ("to shudder, shiver"), Low German vergrellen ("to anger, provoke"), German grollen ("to rumble") and perhaps also with French grouiller ("to swarm").
  • From Middle English gril, grille, from Old English *griell, from Proto-Germanic *grellaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰer-. Cognate with German grell ("harsh, angry"), Danish grel ("shrill, glaring, dazzling").

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