Definition of Grace

  • (n.) The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
  • (n.) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
  • (n.) The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon.
  • (n.) The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery.
  • (n.) Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune.
  • (n.) Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit.
  • (n.) Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form.
  • (n.) Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse.
  • (n.) The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England.
  • (n.) Thanks.
  • (n.) A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal.
  • (n.) Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc.
  • (n.) An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree.
  • (n.) A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops.
  • (v. t.) To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify.
  • (v. t.) To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor.
  • (v. t.) To supply with heavenly grace.
  • (v. t.) To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to.

Homophones of Grace