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1 a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill [syn: grillroom]
2 a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate; "he cooked hamburgers on the grill" [syn: grille, grillwork] v : cook over a grill; "grill the sausages"

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Alternative spellings


  • /gɹɪl/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪl


  1. A rack; a grid of wire or a sheet of material with a pattern of holes or slots, usually used to protect something while allowing the passage of air and liquids. Typical uses: to allow air through a fan while preventing fingers or objects from passing; to allow people to talk to somebody, while preventing attack.
  2. On a vehicle, a slotted cover as above, to protect and hide the radiator, while admitting air to cool it.
  3. A device comprising a source of radiant heat and a means of holding food near it, to cook it; a barbecue; a griddle.
    I put some peppers and mushrooms on the grill to go with dinner.

Derived terms


rack, grid
  • Finnish: ristikko, ritilä
  • Norwegian: grill
vehicle front cover
  • German: Grill
  • Norwegian: grill
  • Finnish: grilli
  • German: Grill
  • Norwegian: grill


  1. To cook food on a grill; to barbecue.
    Why don't we get together Saturday and grill some burgers?
  2. To interrogate; to question aggressively or harshly.
    The police grilled him about his movements at the time of the crime.


cook food
  • Finnish: grillata
  • German: grillen
  • Norwegian: grille



  1. grill

Extensive Definition

Grill may refer to:
In food:
  • Grill (cooking), a device or surface used for cooking food, usually fueled by gas or charcoal.
  • Grilling, a form of cooking that involves direct heat.
  • A restaurant that serves grilled food, such as a "bar and grill".
  • A Grill Out is a form of barbecuing made popular in the Midwestern US. Grilling is usually performed "out" side.

See also

grill in German: Grill
grill in French: Grille
grill in Simple English: Grill

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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