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Definitions of grace

  1. be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a short prayer of thanks before a meal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God; "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a disposition to kindness and compassion; benign good will; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a sense of propriety and consideration for others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. elegance and beauty of movement or expression Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin"; "it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church"; "the Virgin lived in a state of grace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (Bhristian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who under such divine influence; "the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The prerogative of mercy execised by the executive, as pardon. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The same prerogative when exercised in the form of equitable relief through chancery. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Inherent excellence; any endowment or characteristic fitted to win favor or confer pleasure or benefit. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Graceful and beautiful females, sister goddesses, represented by ancient writers as the attendants sometimes of Apollo but oftener of Venus. They were commonly mentioned as three in number; namely, Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia, and were regarded as the inspirers of the qualities which give attractiveness to wisdom, love, and social intercourse. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The title of a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop, and formerly of the king of England. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Thanks. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A petition for grace; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered, before or after a meal. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Ornamental notes or short passages, either introduced by the performer, or indicated by the composer, in which case the notation signs are called grace notes, appeggiaturas, turns, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution; a degree or privilege conferred by such vote or decree. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A play designed to promote or display grace of motion. It consists in throwing a small hoop from one player to another, by means of two sticks in the hands of each. Called also grace hoop or hoops. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To adorn; to decorate; to embellish and dignify. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To dignify or raise by an act of favor; to honor. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To supply with heavenly grace. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To add grace notes, cadenzas, etc., to. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Fortune; luck; - used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Excellence of character; attractiveness or charm; beauty of form or movement; disposition to benefit or serve another; kindness; the unmerited favor and love of God towards man; spiritual excellence; virtue; a brief prayer before or after meals; a respectful title of address applied to an archbishop or duke. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To adorn or decorate; honor; dignify; favor. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Easy elegance in form or manner: what adorns and commends to favor: mercy, pardon: the undeserved kindness and mercy of God: divine influence: eternal life or salvation: a short prayer at meat: the title of a duke or an archbishop:-pl. (with good) favor, friendship: (myth.) the three sister goddesses in whom beauty was deified. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Three days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after being due acc. to its date. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Favor; pardon; divine favor; elegance; a short prayer at meat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To mark with favor; adorn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To adorn; honor; gratify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Beauty of form, motion, or speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Any attractive quality. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Clemency; divine favor or influence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A brief prayer before or after a meal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Favour; good-will; the free unmerited love and favour of God in itself or its effect on the heart; mercy; pardon; privilege; elegance or ease of form or manner; natural or acquired excollence; beauty; embellishment; the title of a duke or an archbishop; a short prayer before or after meat; in English universities, an act, vote, or decree of the government of the institution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. To adorn; to favour; to honour. Day of grace, time of probation. Days of grace, the days allowed for the payment of a bill after it becomes due. See Graces. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Favour; goodwill; the free and unmerited favour of God; a state of reconciliation to God; mercy; pardon; the Gospel; elegance; any natural or acquired excellence; behaviour, considered as good or bad-as, he did it with a very bad grace; privilege; a short prayer before or after a meal; the title used in addressing a duke or an archbishop. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. To adorn; to honour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. Fortune; luck; -- used commonly with hard or sorry when it means misfortune. mso.anu.edu.au
  45. Of form or person ( Proverbs 1:9 ; 3:22 ; Psalms 45:2 ). biblestudytools.com
  46. Favour, kindness, friendship ( Genesis 6:8 ; 18:3 ; 19:19 ; 2 Tim 1:9 ). biblestudytools.com
  47. God's forgiving mercy ( Romans 11:6 ; Ephesians 2:5 ). biblestudytools.com
  48. The gospel as distinguished from the law ( John 1:17 ; Romans 6:14 ; 1 Peter 5:12 ). biblestudytools.com
  49. Gifts freely bestowed by God; as miracles, prophecy, tongues ( Romans 15:15 ; 1 Corinthians 15:10 ; Ephesians 3:8 ). biblestudytools.com
  50. Christian virtues ( 2 Corinthians 8:7 ; 2 Pet 3:18 ). biblestudytools.com
  51. The glory hereafter to be revealed ( 1 Peter 1:13 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[T] indicates this entry was also found in Torrey's Topical Textbook[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Grace". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  52. This word is commonly used in contradistinction to "right." Thus, in St. 22Edw. III., the lord chancellor was instructed to take cognizance of matters of grace,being such subjects of equity jurisdiction as were exclusively matters of equity. Brown.A faculty, license, or dispensation; also general and free pardon by act ofparliament. See ACT OF GRACE. thelawdictionary.org
  53. That which a person is not entitled to by law, but which is extended to him as a favor; a pardon, for example, is an act of grace. There are-certain days allowed to a payer of a promissory note or bill of exchange, beyond the time which appears on its face, which are called days of grace. (q. v.) 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  54. gr[=a]s, n. easy elegance in form or manner: what adorns and commends to favour: embellishment: favour: pardon: the undeserved mercy of God: divine influence: eternal life or salvation: a short prayer at meat: an act or decree of the governing body of an English university: a ceremonious title in addressing a duke or an archbishop: (pl.) favour, friendship (with good): (myth.) the three sister goddesses in whom beauty was deified (the Greek Charites), Euphrosyne, Aglaia, Thalia.--v.t. to mark with favour: to adorn.--n. GRACE'-CUP, a cup or health drunk at the last of the feast.--adjs. GRACED (Shak.), virtuous, chaste; GRACE'FUL, elegant and easy: marked by propriety or fitness, becoming.--adv. GRACE'FULLY.--n. GRACE'FULNESS.--adjs. GRACE'LESS, wanting grace or excellence: depraved: wicked.--adv. GRACE'LESSLY.--n. GRACE'LESSNESS.--ns. GRACE'-NOTE (mus.), a note introduced as an embellishment, not being essential to the harmony or melody; GRACE'-STROKE, a finishing stroke, coup de grâce; GRACI[=O]'SO, a clown in Spanish comedy, a favourite.--adj. GR[=A]'CIOUS, abounding in grace or kindness: benevolent: proceeding from divine favour: acceptable.--adv. GR[=A]'CIOUSLY.--ns. GR[=A]'CIOUSNESS, state or quality of being gracious, affability; GR[=A]CIOUS'ITY, the same, but usually in a bad sense, as implying duplicity.--DAYS OF GRACE, three days allowed for the payment of a note or bill of exchange, after being due according to its date; FALL FROM GRACE, to backslide, to lapse from the state of grace and salvation--an impossibility according to Calvinists.--GOOD GRACIOUS, an exclamation of surprise.--IN THE GOOD GRACES OF, in the friendship of; SAVING GRACE, divine grace so bestowed as to lead to salvation; TAKE HEART OF GRACE, to take courage from favour shown. [Fr.,--L. gratia, favour--gratus, agreeable; Gr. charis, grace.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. Pleasing quality, attractiveness, charm, esp. that belonging to elegant proportions or ease& refinement of movement, action, expression, or manner, whence graceful a., gracefully adv., gracefulness n.; becomingness, air with which something is done, (cannot with any g. ask him; have the g. to, do something that decency requires; with a good g., as if willing; with a bad g., reluctantly, ungraciously); attractive feature, accomplishment, ornament; (airs& gg., behaviour put on with a view to effect or attraction); (Mus.; also g.-note, -notes) embellishment of extra note (s) not essential to harmony or melody; (Greek Myth.) the Gg., three beautiful goddess sisters, the bestowers of beauty& charm favour, benignant regard or its manifestation, on part of superior (be in one\'s good gg., enjoy his favour or liking); unconstrained goodwill as ground of concession (act of g., privilege, concession, that cannot be claimed as right, & see below; by the g. of God, appended to royal titles); boon; (Univv.) permission of Congregation, also of College or Hall, to take degree, dispensation from statutes; (Theol.) unmerited favour of God, divine regenerating, inspiring, & strengthening influence, condition (also state ofg.) of being so influenced, individual divinely given excellence, (year of g., with date =A. D.; in this y. of g. usu. iron., when Christianity has been so long established); favour shown by granting delay (give a day\'s, year\'s, &c., g.; days of g., time allowed by law for payment of bill of exchange after it falls due, in England three days); mercy, clemency, (Act ofg., formal, esp. general, pardon by Act of Parliament; & see above); short thanksgiving before or after meal (g.-cup, cup of wine &c. passed round after g., parting draught); his, her, your, g., forms of address or description for duke, duchess, or archbishop. (Vb) add g. to, adorn, set off with; confer honour or dignity on, honour with title &c.; do credit to. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. Of a university senate, an act or decree of such a deliberative body. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  57. n. [French, Latin] Favour; kindness; good-will;—mercy; pardon; the free gift of God; salvation; the gospel;—state of reconciliation to God;—effect of God's spirit; renewal; sanctification: faith, love, humility, and other works of the spirit;—office or meetness for the office of an apostle;—natural excellence; beauty; ornament; elegance in form, or language; charm;—a short prayer before or after meat;—the title of a duke, archbishop, &c.;—an act, vote, or decree of a university;—pl. Three graceful and beautiful females represented as the attendants of Venus;—ornamental musical turus, trills, or shakes. Cabinet Dictionary
  58. Favour, kindness; favourable influence of God on the human mind; virtue, effect of God’s influence; pardon; favour conferred; privilege; a goddess, by the heathens supposed to bestow beauty; behaviour, considered as decent or unbecoming; adventitious or artificial beauty; ornament, flower, highest perfection; the title of a duke, formerly of the king, meaning the fame as your goodness or your clemency; a short prayer said before and after meat. Complete Dictionary

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