What does the word grime mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To soil; begrime.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • That which soils; dirt ground in.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Grimy.

Usage examples for grime

  1. No, he would not touch her, he told himself; she was to be his wife- she was the sweetest, purest human flower that ever bloomed, and until he was freer from the grime of his past he would not insult her by further intimacy. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. A moment later they were floating down the river; there was nearly half a mile of furnaces and slag- banked shore before they left Mercer's smoke and grime behind them and began to drift between low- lying fields or through narrow reaches where the vineyard- covered hills came down close to the water. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  3. She looked across the brook at her companion, now sitting back on his heels, and saw that there had emerged from his grime a thin, tanned, high- nosed face, topped by drab- colored hair of no great abundance and lighted by a pair of extraordinarily clear, gray eyes. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield