Lexicon: grope – grumble

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grope (-ed, -s), v. [OE.] (webplay: blind, catch, dark, feel, life, midnight, mortality, way).

  1. Struggle; search for something by feeling, especially in the dark or like a blind person.
  2. Search for knowledge in mental darkness.

groping, adj. [OE.]

Struggling; seeking to find something by feeling.

gross, adj. [Fr. gros, dialectical of great.] (webplay: jests).

Course; crude; unrefined; unaccustomed; inexperienced.

ground, adj. [see ground, n.]

Bottom; foundational; first; primary; most basic.

ground (-s), n. [OE 'bottom of something'.] (webplay: bottom, liquors, sea).

  1. Earth; soil; surface of the earth; [fig.] grave; burial place.
  2. Foundation; support.
  3. Country; nation; specific region.
  4. Basis; [fig.] plain song; tune on which songs are built.
  5. Territory; land; [fig.] expanse; aspect; [word play on “grounds”] dregs; coarse particles found at the bottom of a drink.

group (-s), n. [Fr. 'knot, cluster'.]

Collection of similar things.

grow (-ing, -s, grew, grown), v. [OE growan.]

  1. Change from one state to another; become.
  2. Increase; wax; augment.
  3. Enlarge in bulk and stature through a natural process of vegetation or human development.
  4. Mature, as in a human being; increase in age or wisdom.
  5. Emerge; advance gradually; extend by degrees.
  6. Exist as an unseen object or being.
  7. Accumulate, as in money, possessions, etc.
  8. Produce, as a farmer grows wheat.

grown, verbal adj. [see grow, v.]

  1. Developed; having become; having changed from one state to another.
  2. Phrase. “Grown over”: covered by the growth of any thing.

growth, n. [see grow, v.]

  1. Advancement; progress; improvement.
  2. That which grows or has grown; vegetation; produce; product; said of both material and immaterial things.

grumble (-d), v. [unknown.]

Murmur; rumble; growl faintly.