(1)   Street names for marijuana
(2)   Animal food for browsing or grazing
(3)   German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
(4)   Narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay


(5)   Give away information about somebody
"He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
(6)   Shoot down, of birds
(7)   Feed with grass
(8)   Cover with grass
(9)   Spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
(10)   Cover with grass
"The owners decided to grass their property"


From , from , from the same root as and .


  1. Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
  2. A lawn.
  3. Marijuana.
  4. An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
  5. Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
  6. Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.

Scientific names


  1. To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’, Norton 2005, p.709:
      He flew at me with his knife, and I had to grass him twice, and got a cut over the knuckles, before I had the upper hand of him.
  2. To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.