1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces. "Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store." (Tusser. Q)

2. Supply; provision.

3. In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands. All is grist that comes to his mill, all that he has anything to do with is a source of profit. To bring grist to the maill, to bring profitable business into one's hands; to be a source of profit.

Origin: AS. Grist, fr. Grindan. See Grind.

(01 Mar 1998)

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