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Noun: grace  greys
  1. Elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    "a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace";
    - gracility
     
  2. (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is 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";
    - saving grace, state of grace
     
  3. A sense of propriety and consideration for others
    "a place where the company of others must be accepted with good grace";
    - seemliness
     
  4. A disposition to kindness and compassion
    "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished";
    - good will, goodwill
     
  5. A short prayer of thanks before a meal
    "their youngest son said grace";
    - blessing, thanksgiving
     
  6. (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favour or beneficence of God
    "God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners"; "there but for the grace of God go I"; "God's free grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners";
    - grace of God, free grace
     
  7. A feeling of favourable regard
    - favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  8. Time allowed for someone to honour an obligation, pay a debt, etc.
Verb: grace  greys
  1. Make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    "grace the room for the party";
    - decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, beautify
     
  2. Be beautiful to look at
    "Flowers graced the tables everywhere";
    - deck, adorn, decorate, embellish, beautify
Noun: Grace  greys
  1. (Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favourite subject for sculptors
Noun: coup de grâce (coups de grâce)  ,koo-du'graa(s)
  1. The blow that kills (usually mercifully)
    - deathblow

Derived forms: graces, Graces, graced, gracing

Type of: alter, approval, be, beneficence, change, correctitude, good nature, gracefulness, Greek deity, kill, killing, modify, orison [archaic], petition, prayer, properness, propriety, putting to death, state

Encyclopedia: Grace, Replaced