grace-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: beauty in expression or movement

Commentary: GRACE[+quality][+expression][+beautiful]

The ballerinas moved across the stage with incredible grace.
Mary liked the airy grace of the museum's architectural design.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: a divine state of sanctification by God

Commentary: GRACE[+state][+divine][+sanctification][+by_god][+Christian]
NOTE: a concept from Christian theology

The concepts of grace and sin are central to Christian theology.
The Virgin lived in a state of grace.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 6

Sense Number 3: exhibiting manners, good etiquette

Commentary: GRACE[+activity][+social][+etiquette][+good]

They never had a chance to learn the social graces, growing up.
Bob had the grace to shake the victor's hand and congratulate him.
He didn't even have the grace to thank the fireman that saved his life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 4: a brief, thankful prayer before meals

Commentary: GRACE[+event][+speech_act][+prayer][+thankful][+brief][+before_meal]

The children were taught to say grace before each meal.
After grace was said, Mary poured the wine.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: social approval or favor

Commentary: GRACE[+state][+social][+approval]
NOTE: related to Sense 2, but refers to non-divine, human approval, favor

That candidate has fallen out of grace with his political party.
She stayed in the good graces of her boss by doing extra little errands for him.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 6: an allowance of time to comply with an obligation

Commentary: GRACE[+quantity][+span][+temporal][+allowance][+for_compliance][+with_obligation]

They have given John another three days' grace to pay the mortgage, before starting foreclosure proceedings.
Tomorrow is the end of the grace period for renewing your license.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 7: a musical note that is an ornamentation

Commentary: GRACE[+event][+auditory][+musical][+note][+ornamentation]

The score allows the singer to add their own grace notes, within the Baroque style.
The flutist ended the passage with a beautiful grace note.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a high-ranking title of address

Commentary: GRACE[+entity][+symbolic][+label][+title][+of_address][+high_ranking] [+relation][+role][+referent][+for_person][+high_ranking]

The butler announced his grace, the Duke of Canterbury.
The young man did not know the bishop should be addressed as 'your grace'.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4