grease

(redirected from greases)
Also found in: Dictionary, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for grease

a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)

Related Words

the state of being covered with unclean things

lubricate with grease

Related Words

References in classic literature ?
There was a building to which the grease was piped, and made into soap and lard; and then there was a factory for making lard cans, and another for making soap boxes.
I take off my ring, I wear my worst clothes, I use no bear's grease, and I frequently lament over the late Miss Larkins's faded flower.
Their men, too, being chiefly drawn from the Canadas, where they enjoy great influence and control, are engaged at the most trifling wages, and supported at little cost; the provisions which they take with them being little more than Indian corn and grease.
In fact, D'Artagnan was so absorbed, that, with his knife, he took advantage of the grease left at the bottom of his plate, to trace ciphers and make additions of surprising rotundity.
It is a small room, nearly black with soot, and grease, and dirt.
It was here that the brave Abbe wrote a book with his own blood, with a pen made of a piece of iron hoop, and by the light of a lamp made out of shreds of cloth soaked in grease obtained from his food; and then dug through the thick wall with some trifling instrument which he wrought himself out of a stray piece of iron or table cutlery and freed Dantes from his chains.
The dripping-pan, where crackled a rain of grease, filled with its continual sputtering the intervals of these thousand dialogues, which intermingled from one end of the apartment to the other.
She always wore a little black bonnet and a white apron; her sleeves were tucked up to the elbow; she cut the sandwiches with large, dirty, greasy hands; and there was grease on her bodice, grease on her apron, grease on her skirt.
Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.
He wore a hat like a helmet; only his face, blackened with grease, and his staring eyes, were visible.
You will find there is vexation, and liveliness and much of it, in the centre of the dog-killing yard when the sun cooks your sore joints till the grease of the leanness of you bubbles like the tender fat of a cooked sucking-pig.
To grease a king or other great functionary already
With a dramatic gesture, he pointed to a large splash of candle grease on the floor by the writing-table.
Somehow Tommy's grub always tastes of grease, stale grease, and I reckon he ain't changed his shirt since he left
The grease was gone, but there was a little dull place left on the nap of the cloth where the grease had been.