Meaning of grease

grease

Pronunciation: (n.grēsv.grēs, grēz), [key]
— n., v., greased, greasing.
—n.
  1. the melted or rendered fat of animals, esp. when in a soft state.
  2. fatty or oily matter in general; lubricant.
  3. Also calledwool, as shorn, before being cleansed of the oily matter.
  4. Also calledinflammation of a horse's skin in the fetlock region, attended with an oily secretion.
  5. a bribe.
—v.t.
  1. to put grease on; lubricate: to grease the axle of a car.
  2. to smear or cover with grease.
  3. to cause to occur easily; smooth the way; facilitate.
  4. to bribe.
  5. See (def. 11).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: