grill vs grille : Common Errors in English

About grill vs grille

You cook on a grill (perhaps in a “bar and grill”), but the word for a metal framework over the front of an opening is most often grille. When speaking of intensive questioning “grill” is used because the process is being compared to roasting somebody over hot coals: “whenever I came in late, my parents would grill me about where I’d been.”

grill Meaning(s)

  • (n) a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
  • (n) a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate
  • (v) cook over a grill
  • (v) examine thoroughly

grille Meaning(s)

  • (n) small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
  • (n) grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
  • (n) a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate

grill in News

  1. ‘Hanson’s Grill’ at the Folklore Theater in Walker

    “Hanson’s Grill” isn’t your mother-in law’s play, although she would like it too! Hanson’s is a play for everybody because it is about stunningly average people. It’s about people from around here.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Pilot-Independent

  2. Dixie Grill adding dinner

    The Dixie Grill will unveil its dinner menu this Friday.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Wilmington Star-News

  3. Kona Grill to Present at the 33rd Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference on June 13, 2013

    Kona Grill, Inc. , an American grill and sushi bar, has been invited to present at Piper Jaffray's 33rd Annual Consumer Conference. The conference will be held at The New York Palace in New York City on ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

grille in News

  1. Nightlife

    Airport Grille: Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, 8-10 p.m. June 17. (508) 994-7455. 1569 Airport Road , New Bedford.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Standard-Times

  2. Garage Sale at the Former Sky Grille

    If you've been thinking about opening a disco, now is the time. With the space at 668 Union — most recently home to Sky Grille and Quetzel coffeehouse before that — currently empty, the building's owner is selling some of the furnishings and speakers.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Memphis Flyer

  3. Townsend's Rugby Grille chef wins honor; new state veterinarian named

    John Helzer chef of The Townsend Hotel's Rugby Grille restaurant in Birmingham, was named '2013 Culinary Star of the Year' by the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association's annual 'Stars of the Industry' awards dinner. James Averill has been appointed State Veterinarian for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Animal Industry Division, effective today
    on June 9, 2013 Source: Detroit Free Press

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