WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
Greek /grik/USA pronunciationadj. 
  1. of or relating to Greece.
  2. of or relating to the language spoken in Greece.

n. 
  • [countable] a person born or living in Greece.
  • [uncountable] the language spoken in ancient or modern Greece.
  • [uncountable] something difficult to understand:This contract is Greek to me.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Greek /ɡriːk/ n
    1. the official language of Greece, constituting the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
      See Late Greek, Medieval Greek
    2. a native or inhabitant of Greece or a descendant of such a native
    3. a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
    4. informal anything incomprehensible (esp in the phrase it's (all) Greek to me)
    5. Greek meets Greekequals meet
    adj
    1. denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Greece, the Greeks, or the Greek language; Hellenic
    2. of, relating to, or designating the Greek Orthodox Church
    Etymology: from Old English Grēcas (plural), or Latin Graecus, from Greek Graikos

    ˈGreekness n



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