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    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 Definition
    (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 Definition
    (noun) 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood Definition
    (verb) form into grains
    Synonyms : granulate
    Definition
    (verb) become granular
    Synonyms : granulate
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