grace (Noun)

 

smoothness and elegance of movement

she moved through the water with effortless grace

 

courteous good will

he had the good grace to apologize to her afterwards

Subsenses (1)

an attractively polite manner of behaving

she has all the social graces

 

(use in Christian) (in Christian belief) the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Subsenses (2)

a divinely given talent or blessing

the scheme has proved to be a great grace for the Church

the condition or fact of being favoured by someone.


 

(use in Law) a period officially allowed for payment of a sum due or for compliance with a law or condition, especially an extended period granted as a special favour

we'll give them 30 days' grace and then we'll be doing checks
a two-month grace period

 

(use in Christian) a short prayer of thanks said before or after a meal.


 

used as forms of description or address for a duke, duchess, or archbishop

His Grace, the Duke of Atholl

 

(use in Mythology) (in Greek mythology) three beautiful goddesses (Aglaia, Thalia, and Euphrosyne) believed to personify and bestow charm, grace, and beauty.


grace (Verb)

 

bring honour or credit to (someone or something) by one's attendance or participation

he is one of the best players ever to have graced the game
she had deigned to grace the city of New York with her presence

Subsenses (1)

(of a person or thing) be an attractive presence in or on; adorn

Ms Pasco has graced the front pages of magazines like Elle and Vogue