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gratuitous given or done without sufficient reason or justification; unwarranted. [2 definitions]
gratuitous contract a contract benefitting only one of the parties.
gratuity extra money given voluntarily for services rendered; tip.
graupel precipitation in the form of snow pellets.
gravamen in law, the essential part of a complaint or accusation, which usu. weighs most heavily against the accused.
grave1 a hole dug in the ground for burying a dead body. [4 definitions]
grave2 having great seriousness or importance; causing deep concern; critical. [4 definitions]
grave3 to carve or incise; engrave. [2 definitions]
grave4 in music, slow and solemn. [2 definitions]
grave accent a diacritical mark (), placed over a vowel to indicate length or low pitch, or to indicate secondary stress of a syllable. (Cf. acute accent.)
gravedigger a person who digs graves for a living.
gravel a loose mixture of small stones, pebbles, and sometimes sand. [4 definitions]
gravel-blind almost, but not completely, blind. (Cf. sand-blind, stone-blind.)
gravelly full of or like gravel. [2 definitions]
graven a past participle of grave3.
graven image an idol or fetish, esp. one carved from wood or stone.
Graves' disease a disorder characterized by excessive thyroid secretion that causes enlargement of the thyroid and higher basal metabolism and pulse rate.
graveside the area beside a grave. [2 definitions]
gravesite the location of a grave or graves; a place of burial.
gravestone a stone placed as a marker at a person's grave.
graveyard a tract of ground for burying the dead; cemetery.