Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “grease”

See all translations

grease

noun [U]  /ɡris/ us  
animal fat that is soft after melting: There’s always a lot of grease when you cook lamb. Grease is also any thick, oily substance: You ought to put some grease on that hinge.
grease
verb [T]  /ɡris, ɡriz/ us  
Grease the pan.
Translations of “grease”
in Korean 기름…
in Arabic شَحْم, دِهْن…
in French graisse…
in Turkish gres yağı, gres, koyu makine yağı…
in Italian grasso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 油,油脂, 油膩狀物…
in Russian жир, смазка…
in Polish tłuszcz, smar…
in Spanish grasa…
in Portuguese graxa, gordura…
in German das Fett, das Schmieröl…
in Catalan greix…
in Japanese 油脂, 獣脂, グリース…
in Chinese (Simplified) 油,油脂, 油腻状物…
(Definition of grease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of grease?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “grease”

Definitions of “grease” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More