n. In general, herbage; the plants on which cattle and other beasts feed or pasture; the verdurous covering of the soil.n. Specifically In botany, any plant of the order Gramineœ (which see).n. plural Stalks or sprays of grass: as, the fireplace was filled with dried grasses.n. Asparagus.n. In mining, the surface of the ground at the mine.n. In turf parlance, the time of new verdure; spring or summer: as, the colt will be three this grass.n. See to take heart of grace, under grace.n. The Eleusine Indica. See Eleusine.n. Bermuda grass, Cynodon Dactylon.n. In Queensland, the Chloris divaricata.n. To go into retirement; rusticate: commonly used in the imperative, with the contemptuous force of “Get out!'n. To die; go to the grave.n. To fall violently; be knocked down, as a pugilist in the ring: as, he tripped and went to grass.n. In mining, to the surface: as, send the ore to grass.To cover with grass or with turf; furnish with grass: as, to grass a lawn.To throw on or bring down to the grass or ground, as a bird shot on the wing, or a fish caught from the water.To lose in the grass.To feed with growing grass; pasture.To breed grass; be covered with grass.n. In printing, temporary employment.n. The esparto, Stipa tenacissima.n. See blear-grass, 2.n. In the northwesern United States, Xerophyllum tenax. Its very slender and tough leaves, 2 or 3 feet long, were used by the Indians in making water-tight baskets. This is the bear-grass of Lewis and Clark. Also called squaw-grass and squaw-lily, and, in Idaho, pine-lily. See Xerophyllum.n. Same as Texas millet.n. The freshwater cord-grass, Spartina cynosuroidesn. The wire-grass or yard-grass, Eleusine Indica.n. See St. Augustine grass.n. A brown-sedge a foot or two high, Andropogon scoparius, valued for grazing in the mountains of the southern United States. In the West (where it is called little blue-stem) it is less valued than the former for hay.n. Same as guinea-grass.In printing, to discharge (a workman).In printing, to seek or give temporary employment.