- 1A framework of spaced bars that are parallel to or cross each other; a grating: the metal grids had been pulled across the foyerMore example sentences
- The rooftop water tank is supported by a dense grid of 1m thick parallel brick walls penetrated by arches to create a series of 4m wide vaults.
- I look up, and stuck on any available space on the lighting grid are giant nets filled with balloons.
- Some were trying to lift gratings and grids in an attempt to enter the sewers whilst a few attempted to break down the doors leading into the Black Tower.
- 2A network of lines that cross each other to form a series of squares or rectangles: a grid of tree-lined streetsMore example sentences
- Mondrian's style of painting involved the use of strictly horizontal or vertical black lines to create a grid of rectangles, some of which were filled in with black or white, or vivid red, blue or yellow.
- Maramba was laid on a rectangular grid of streets and lanes, formerly 15 blocks in all, covering an area of less than one square kilometre.
- A series of 126x68 mm grids were placed over the transparencies.
- 2.2A network of cables or pipes for distributing power, especially high-voltage transmission lines for electricity: the second reactor was not connected to the grid until 1985More example sentences
- Nuclear power plants are connected to electricity grids in more than 30 countries and provide some 17% of the electricity consumed worldwide.
- A major incident here in L.A. could shut down public infrastructure, power grids, food distribution networks, transportation arteries, and the phone lines - just to name a few.
- They also condemn the network of power plants that supply electricity to the grid.
- 2.3A network of regularly spaced lines on a map that cross one another at right angles and are numbered to enable the precise location of a place.More example sentences
- These maps and grids will enable planning for operations in the subsequent field season.
- He made another important contribution in using a grid to locate positions of places on the Earth.
- Essential tools include a bird identification field guide, a map of the airfield with a superimposed grid system for locating birds, and a pair of binoculars.
- 2.4A pattern of lines marking the starting places on a auto-racing track: first away from the gridMore example sentences
- The officials handed Tom a penalty that meant he would be put back six places on the grid after qualifying at Brands Hatch.
- Maria de Villota was sixth on the starting grid and went off the track in the first lap.
- Juan Pablo Montoya will start from fourth on the grid with his team mate Ralf Schumacher lining up in seventh position.
- 2.5 Electronics An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a thermionic tube or cathode ray tube, serving to control or modulate the flow of electrons.More example sentences
- The carbon-platinum replicas were transferred from a finishing water bath onto copper electron microscope grids.
- He put brain cells on an electrode grid, and watched them grow connections between one another.
- Oscillating electric fields applied by grids above and below the plasma can resonantly excite its electrons.
- 3A number of computers linked together via the Internet so that their combined power may be harnessed to work on difficult problems.More example sentences
- This grid links powerful computers in California, Texas, the Midwest and Pennsylvania.
- The greatest advantage is instant communication within the grid, computer to computer and relay to relay.
- Not long ago - just a few years - setting up computer clusters and grids was a rough job.
verb[with object] (usually as adjective gridded) Back to top
- Put into or set out as a grid: a well-planned core of gridded streetsMore example sentences
- Lisa Corinne Davis is a New York-based artist who creates mostly gridded works consisting of small increments of painted or drawn imagery, collaged snippets of newspaper or diminutive digital photographs.
- There were 14 works in the show, the smallest measuring 8 by 10 inches, the largest an 8-by - 8-foot gridded diptych.
- In two of the works the surface has been irregularly gridded into a Mondrian-like architectonic structure.
off the grid
- Not dependent on public utilities, especially the supply of electricity: people living off the grid had begun using wind turbinesMore example sentences
- They move to communes, give up electricity, move off the grid.
- Congratulate me on having endured my 70th hour off the grid.
- Additionally, the entire two days of performances in New York City on Randall's Island will be run "off the grid."
mid 19th century: back-formation from gridiron.