[ gri-neyd ]
/ grɪˈneɪd /


a small shell containing an explosive and thrown by hand or fired from a rifle or launching device.
a similar missile containing a chemical, as for dispersing tear gas or fire-extinguishing substances.

verb (used with object), gre·nad·ed, gre·nad·ing.

to attack with a grenade or grenades.

Origin of grenade

1525–35; < French < Spanish granada pomegranate, special use of granado having grains < Latin grānātus. See grain, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for grenade

/ (ɡrɪˈneɪd) /


a small container filled with explosive thrown by hand or fired from a rifle
a sealed glass vessel that is thrown and shatters to release chemicals, such as tear gas or a fire extinguishing agent

Word Origin for grenade

C16: from French, from Spanish granada pomegranate, from Late Latin grānāta, from Latin grānātus seedy; see grain