1 grace /ˈgreɪs/ noun
plural graces
1 grace
plural graces
Learner's definition of GRACE
[noncount] : a way of moving that is smooth and attractive and that is not stiff or awkward
[noncount] : a controlled, polite, and pleasant way of behaving
◊ People say you have the (good) grace to do something when they approve of what you do and consider it to be polite and proper.
graces [plural] : skills that are needed for behaving in a polite way in social situations
: help or kindness that God gives or shows to people
◊ People use the phrase (there) but for the grace of God (go I) to say that they could be in the same bad situation as someone else.
: a state of being pleasing to God
[noncount] : a short prayer that is said before a meal
Grace [noncount] used as a title for a duke, a duchess, or an archbishop used with his, her, or your

airs and graces

see 1air

fall from grace

◊ If you fall from grace or experience a fall from grace, you no longer enjoy the success or good reputation that you once had, usually because you have done something wrong.

in someone's good graces

◊ If you are in someone's good graces, that person likes you and has a good opinion of you.

with bad/ill grace

: in a way that shows that you are not happy about something : in an unpleasant way

with good grace

: in a polite and pleasant way
2 grace /ˈgreɪs/ verb
graces; graced; gracing
2 grace
graces; graced; gracing
Learner's definition of GRACE
[+ object] formal
: to decorate or add beauty to (something)

grace (a person, group, etc.) with your presence

: to come to a place to be with (a person, group, etc.) usually used humorously
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