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Our traditions have been waking up on Christmas morning and feasting on a southern breakfast. I'm from the South. We eat grits and biscuits and gravy and eggs with Ritz crackers and country ham, bacon, you name it.
Leigh-Allyn Baker

Meaning of "gravy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GRAVY

From Old French gravé, of uncertain origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GRAVY

gravy  [ˈɡreɪvɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GRAVY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gravy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GRAVY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gravy

Gravy

Gravy is a sauce, made often from the juices that run naturally from meat or vegetables during cooking and often thickened with wheat flour or cornstarch. In North America the term can refer to a wider variety of sauces. The gravy may be further colored and flavored with gravy salt or gravy browning or ready-made cubes and powders can be used as a substitute for natural meat or vegetable extracts. Canned gravies are also available. Gravy is commonly served with roasts, meatloaf, rice, and mashed potatoes.

Definition of gravy in the English dictionary

The first definition of gravy in the dictionary is the juices that exude from meat during cooking. Other definition of gravy is the sauce made by thickening and flavouring such juices. Gravy is also money or gain acquired with little effort, esp above that needed for ordinary living.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GRAVY


agave
əˈɡeɪvɪ
cavie
ˈkeɪvɪ
cavy
ˈkeɪvɪ
clavie
ˈkleɪvɪ
Davy
ˈdeɪvɪ
mavie
ˈmeɪvɪ
navy
ˈneɪvɪ
shavie
ˈʃeɪvɪ
slavey
ˈsleɪvɪ
wavey
ˈweɪvɪ
wavy
ˈweɪvɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GRAVY

gravitational wave
gravitationally
gravitative
gravities
gravitino
gravitometer
graviton
gravity
gravity anomaly
gravity cell
gravity dam
gravity fault
gravity platform
gravity scale
gravity wave
gravlax
Gravol
gravure
gravy boat
gravy train

WORDS THAT END LIKE GRAVY

Department of the Navy
Donleavy
French navy
heavy
merchant navy
onion gravy
peavy
Royal Navy
superheavy
tail-heavy
the navy
top-heavy
ultraheavy

Synonyms and antonyms of gravy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gravy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GRAVY

Find out the translation of gravy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gravy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gravy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

肉汁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jugo de la carne
570 millions of speakers

English

gravy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रेवी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرَق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подливка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

molho de carne
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রসা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sauce
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Soße
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グレービーソース
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그레이비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Saos
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước thịt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழம்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रेव्ही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sos
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sugo di carne
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sos do pieczeni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підлива
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σάλτσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sky
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

saus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gravy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVY»

The term «gravy» is very widely used and occupies the 20.748 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GRAVY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gravy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gravy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gravy

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10 QUOTES WITH «GRAVY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gravy.
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Dorothy Allison
Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.
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Leigh-Allyn Baker
Our traditions have been waking up on Christmas morning and feasting on a southern breakfast. I'm from the South. We eat grits and biscuits and gravy and eggs with Ritz crackers and country ham, bacon, you name it.
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Marian Burros
It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.
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Robert Farrar Capon
Give us this day our daily taste. Restore to us soups that spoons will not sink in and sauces which are never the same twice. Raise up among us stews with more gravy than we have bread to blot it with Give us pasta with a hundred fillings.
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Patricia Clarkson
If my gravy train stops at SAG, honey, it's been a great ride.
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Bette Davis
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
7
Kathy Freston
I was weaned on chicken-fried steak and hominy grits with goopy gravy all over. I loved meat and wore fur.
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Whoopi Goldberg
I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because... you know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.
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Carla Hall
Turkey is fine, but if I don't have the sides, forget about it. And cornbread stuffing is at the center of my plate. I will have about six sides and then a little bit of turkey and gravy.
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David Heyman
All we try and do is make the best films we can. If you do that then hopefully the audiences will come, and they have. Everything else is gravy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GRAVY»

Discover the use of gravy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gravy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Make Gravy
Taking the lyrics of those songs as starting points in this book, he tells stories of his life – the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow ...
Paul Kelly, 2010
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The Gravy Train: An Inside Look at the Long Island Rail Road
Climb on Board The Gravy Train, and tak a look at the Inner workings of the government-subsidized agency responsible for one of the most inefficient railroads in the United States
Dan Ruppert, 2002
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The Gravy Train
"Finn Keane is a novice investment banker who helps an aging Chairman try to buy his company back, while the ruthless Wall Street sharks who drove it into bankruptcy do all they can to stop them so the Wall Streeters can carve it up for ...
David Lender, 2012
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Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility
But her love rains down on young Alexander. And that's just for starters. Based on real-life experiences, Gar Fish & Long Gravy is about the mistakes we make, the loves we share, and the stories we tell each other that make us who we are.
Alexander Devereux, 2010
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Wrestling with Gravy: A Life, with Food
In this inviting feast of a memoir, former New York Times food columnist Jonathan Reynolds dishes up a life that is by turns hilarious and tender–and seasoned with the zest of cooking, family, eating, and lounging around various tables in ...
Jonathan Reynolds, 2008
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One Foot In The Gravy
Delia Rosen. would happen and just let events take their course. Dad wasn't happy working for her father in the garment district, and she wasn't happy with a husband who was willing to give up a sure thing for something so risky. P.S. Her dad ...
Delia Rosen, 2011
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Green Gravy (Cul-de-sac Kids Book #14)
Carly Hunter is proud to be chosen "Student of the Week.
Beverly Lewis, 1997
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Poetry With Gravy: Poems and Prose From An Overactive Mind
DEDICATED. TO. Dedicated to my wife Dianne, who is as much part of this book of poetry as I am, listening to me first recite every poem, something she hated, and reading every poem at least twice, editing where necessary and challenging  ...
Donald Mckeon, 2010
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Count Gravy's Horror Hall of Fun
Patrick Merrell, author and illustrator of the Charlie and Wilbur maze books and the Maze Madness series, has done it again!
‎2008
10
Born in the Gravy
A young Mexican American girl tells her father all the things she did on her first day in kindergarten.
Denys Cazet, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GRAVY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gravy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Photos: Philly After Dark at Gravy Studio & Gallery, Vox Populi …
This week, photographer Tim Blackwell stopped by the opening reception for "Brick + Mortar” art show at Gravy Studio & Gallery, "VOX XI: ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
2
Sunday Gravy: No stopping Serena, the best of all time
Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the final against Garbine Muguruza, background, on Saturday at the All England Lawn ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
3
It's all gravy, baby: The top 5 chicken fried steaks in SETX
It's then tossed in a mixture of seasoned flour and egg wash and griddled or deep-fried, then doused in gravy. Chicken fried steak isn't a ... «Beaumont Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Annies Mailbox
An attractive presentation is lovely, but it's all gravy. Those who buy a home based primarily on a nice table setting deserve what they get. «Harrison Daily, Jul 15»
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Podcast Episode 12: Litecoins and Gravy
john-barrett-bitcoins-and-gravy-interview In this episode I talk to the host of Bitcoins and Gravy, John Barrett, about many things, including ... «CryptoCoinsNews, Jul 15»
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Has the buy-to-let gravy train gone off the rails?
George Osborne signals a red light to amateur buy-to-let landlords. Photograph: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images. Saturday 11 July 2015 02.00 ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Public robbed to keep political gravy train running
SHAUN CONNOLLY: Public robbed to keep political gravy train running. Saturday, July 11, 2015. Shaun Connolly. GOLF swings, gulf-streams, and gold-plated ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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Sh180b gravy train for idle commissioners
Budget estimates tabled in Parliament last month indicate Sh181.2 billion has been set aside for 12 independent constitutional commissions, ... «K24 TV, Jul 15»
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1 cup chicken stock
When the gravy has reduced and thickened, taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (you may also like to add a little hot ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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You asked for it: Make your own gravy mix for slow cooker recipes
Q: I have several Crock-Pot recipes that call for a packet of gravy mix. This adds extra cost to my meal plans, which really can hurt the budget ... «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»

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