from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An English silver coin worth four pence, used from the 14th to the 17th century.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. hulled grain
- n. Any of various old coins of England and Scotland.
- n. An historic English silver coin worth four English pennies, still minted as one of the set of Maundy coins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old English silver coin, equal to four pence.
- n. Any small sum of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An English silver coin, of the value of fourpence, first issued for circulation in the reign of Edward III.
- n. One of various small continental coins.
- n. Proverbially, a very small sum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a former English silver coin worth four pennies
-- All this king's coins are very rare, except the groat, which is less rare than the others, some groats having lately been discovered.
 A groat is a small coin worth four British pennies.
Dietitian says: A groat is the full oat kernel before it's smashed flat to make oatmeal.
(as witness Colonel Towneley, Mr. Dawson, and many more unfortunate gentlemen on Kennington Common), to say nothing of the burning alive of women for petty treason, -- and to kill a husband or coin a groat were alike Treasonable, -- the Scourging of the same wretched creatures in
(I am sure that both Sigurd and Hugh are now laughing and wondering just kind of groat clusters I have been smoking.)
So did probation/social serve … didnt get a groat for that … on February 4, 2010 at 1: 03 pm Howard
In 1377, everyone over the age of 14 and not exempt had to pay a groat (2p) to the Crown.
In 1377, everyone over the age of 14 and not exempt had to pay a groat 2p to the Crown.
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If she can speak so well of my poor Hal, she must be the best girl living! and she shall have him ... yes, she shall have him, if she's a mind to him; and I don't care if she i'n't worth a groat; she's niece to my old friend; that's better. '