Definition of grit :
1. A hard, coarse- grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; - called also gritrock and gritstone. The name is also applied to a finer sharp- grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.
2. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude.
3. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.
4. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.
5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.
6. The coarse part of meal.
7. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
8. To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth.
mother wit, gravel, vertebral column, sense, gumption, keystone, anchor, spinal column, linchpin, back, spine, good sense, lynchpin, common sense, gritstone, guts, dust, horse sense, gritrock, rachis, mainstay
courage (part of speech: noun)
resolution (part of speech: noun)
diligence, spunk, moxie, fervency, backbone, pluck, headstrongness, faithfulness, decisiveness, dauntlessness, tirelessness, stoniness, resolution, trueness, bullheadedness, determination, fortitude, devotion, staunchness, toughness, stubbornness, courageousness, boldness, heartiness
texture (part of speech: noun)
perseverance (part of speech: noun)
bravery, steadfastness, lastingness, survivability, unfailingness, abidingness, endurance, sand, staying power, tenacity, persistence, patience, stamina, indefatigability, indomitability, perseverance
- " He's got grit," rejoined Martin, " with my lord gripping his throat at close quarters with double that number at his heels, to stand still and calm as- as this rock! - "Then Marched the Brave", Harriet T. Comstock.
- So I sold my part of the beef for five dollars in the real grit, for I believe that was before bank- notes was invented; at least, I had never heard of any. - "A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee.", Davy Crockett.
- But I should know better than that, she apologized with a blush as she blew off the grit on the register; 'cause if you had been here once, you'd sure never be here again. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.