grid (plural grids)
- A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.
- A system for delivery of electricity, consisting of various substations, transformers and generators, connected by wire.
- Die Hard (movie)
- You can't turn off the building from here; you have to shut down the whole grid.
2013 July 20, “Out of the gloom”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
- Die Hard (movie)
- (computing) A system or structure of distributed computers working mostly on a peer-to-peer basis, used mainly to solve single and complex scientific or technical problems or to process data at high speeds (as in clusters).
- (cartography) A method of marking off maps into areas.
- (motor racing) The pattern of starting positions of the drivers for a race.
2012 May 13, Andrew Benson, “Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win”, in BBC Sport:
- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton fought up from the back of the grid to eighth, with team-mate Jenson Button taking ninth.
- (electronics) The third (or higher) electrode of a vacuum tube (triode or higher).
Terms derived from grid (noun)
rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size
electricity delivery system
method of marking off maps
electrode of a vacuum tube
to mark with
- grid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- grid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911