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Grass

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Grass

1. Heb. hatsir, ripe grass fit for mowing (1 Kings 18:5; Job 40:15; Psalms 104:14). As the herbage rapidly fades under the scorching sun, it is used as an image of the brevity of human life (Isaiah 40:6, 7; Psalms 90:5). In Numbers 11:5 this word is rendered "leeks."

2. Heb. deshe', green grass (Genesis 1:11, 12; Isaiah 66:14; Deuteronomy 32:2). "The sickly and forced blades of grass which spring up on the flat plastered roofs of houses in the East are used as an emblem of speedy destruction, because they are small and weak, and because, under the scorching rays of the sun, they soon wither away" (2 Kings 19:26; Psalms 129:6; Isaiah 37:27).

The dry stalks of grass were often used as fuel for the oven (Matthew 6:30; 13:30; Luke 12:28).


Naves Topical Index
Grass

Created on the third creative day
Genesis 1:11

Mown
Psalms 72:6

God's care of
Matthew 6:30; Luke 12:28

On roofs of houses
Psalms 129:6

Figurative
Psalms 90:5-6; Isaiah 40:6; 1 Peter 1:24; James 1:10-11


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grass

GR'ASS, noun

1. In common usage, herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts.

2. In botany, a plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, a husky calyx, called glume, and the seed single. This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, barley, etc., and excludes clover and some other plants which are commonly called by the name of grass The grasses form a numerous family of plants.

Grass of Parnassus, a plant, the Parnassia.

GR'ASS, verb transitive To cover with grass or with turf.

GR'ASS, verb intransitive To breed grass; to be covered with grass


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassation

GRASSA'TION, noun [Latin grassatio.] A wandering about. [Little used.]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grass-green

GR'ASS-GREEN, adjective Green with grass.

1. Dark green, like the color of grass.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grass-grown

GR'ASS-GROWN, adjective Overgrown with grass.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Grasshopper

Belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae. This insect is not unknown in Palestine.

In Judges 6:5; 7:12; Job 39:30; Jeremiah 46:23, where the Authorized Version has "grasshopper," the Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word (arbeh) by "locust." This is the case also in Amos 7:1; Nahum 3:17, where the Hebrew word gob is used; and in Leviticus 11:22; Numbers 13:33; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Isaiah 40:22, where hagab is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably "locust" (q.v.).


Naves Topical Index
Grasshopper

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Grasshopper

Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grasshopper

GR'ASSHOPPER, noun [grass and hop.] An animal that lives among grass, a species of Gryllus.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassiness

GR'ASSINESS, noun [from grassy.] The state of abounding with grass; a grassy state.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassless

GR'ASSLESS, adjective Destitute of grass.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassplot

GR'ASSPLOT, noun A plat or level spot covered with grass.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grasspoly

GR'ASSPOLY, noun A plant, a species of Lythrum or willow-wort.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassvetch

GR'ASSVETCH, noun A plant of the genus Lathyrus.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grasswrack

GR'ASSWRACK, noun A plant, the Zostera.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Grassy

GR'ASSY, adjective Covered with grass; abounding with grass.

1. Resembling grass; green.