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grain

grain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grain

Definition
(noun) a relatively small granular particle of a substance
Example Sentence
  • a grain of sand
  • a grain of sugar

Definition
(noun) foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
Synonyms : cereal , food grain

Definition
(noun) the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
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(noun) a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
Synonyms : metric grain

Definition
(noun) 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
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(noun) 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
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(noun) dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
Synonyms : caryopsis

Definition
(noun) a cereal grass
Example Sentence
  • wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas

Definition
(noun) the smallest possible unit of anything
Example Sentence
  • there was a grain of truth in what he said
  • he does not have a grain of sense

Definition
(noun) the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
Example Sentence
  • saw the board across the grain

Definition
(noun) the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
Synonyms : texture
Example Sentence
  • breadfruit has the same texture as bread
  • sand of a fine grain
  • fish with a delicate flavor and texture
  • a stone of coarse grain

Definition
(verb) thoroughly work in
Synonyms : ingrain
Example Sentence
  • His hands were grained with dirt

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(verb) paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
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(verb) form into grains
Synonyms : granulate

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(verb) become granular
Synonyms : granulate

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