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Definitions of grain

  1. To granulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.). Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To form into small particles; to paint in imitation of the grain of wood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To paint in imitation of wood. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To form into grains; to paint in imitation of the grain of wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. form into grains Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To paint in imitation of the grain or fibres of wood; to from into grains, as powder. A grain of allowance, a small allowance or indulgence. To dye in grain, to dye in the raw material. Grain-colours, the dyes made from cochineal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To form into grains, as powder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. To paint or ornament in imitation of wood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. cereal grain suitable as food for human beings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a small hard particle; "a grain of sand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to.0648 gram. See Gram. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To yield fruit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A tine, prong, or fork. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. One the branches of a valley or of a river. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A blade of a sword, knife, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; - used collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. The unit of the English system of weights; - so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to . Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Any very small hard seed or kernel; a single seed of corn; the fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; the smallest particle or amount; a unit of weight equal to 1/20 of a scruple or 1/24 penny weight; the arrangement of particles in a body; as, the grain of any kind of wood; texture. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. Grainer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. A single small hard seed: (collectively) the seeds of certain plants which form the chief food of man: a minute particle: a very small quantity: the smallest British weight: the arrangement of the particles of fibres of anything, as stone or wood: texture: the dye made from cochineal insects, which, in the prepared state, resembles grains of seed: hence to DYE IN GRAIN is to dye deeply, also, to dye in the wool. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  42. Corn; a small seed or particles; one seven-thousandth of a pound avoirdupois; arrangement of particles, as in stone, or fibres, as in wood. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Any very small hard mass; a seed; kernel; minute particle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Cereals, collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A weight, the 1/7000 Part of a pound avoirdupois. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Innate quality or character. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Any small hard mass; a single hard seed of a plant, particularly of those kinds whose seeds are used for food; corn collectively, as wheat, rye, barley, oats, and maize; a minute particle; the smallest weight ordinarily used, being the twentieth part of the scruple in apothecaries weight, and the twenty-fourth of a pennyweight troy; a very small quantity; the veins or fibres of wood or other fibrous substances; the body or substance of wood as modified by the fibres; texture; state of the grit of any body composed of grains; the dye made from cochineal insects; the heart and temper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. Any small hard mass; a single seed; corn in general; any minute particle; the smallest weight, so named because supposed of equal weight with a grain of corn; the unit of the English system of weights. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. Direction of the fibres of wood; the wood as modified by the fibres; the form or direction of the constituent particles of a body; the temper or disposition: grains, an instr. with barbed prongs, used at sea for spearing fish: against the grain, against the direction of the fibres: to go against the grain, to be repugnant to; to cause trouble or mortification to: to dye in grain, to dye in the raw material; to dye firmly: the grain-side of leather, that side of the tanned or dressed hide on which the hair grew. Note.-The three preceding entries are necessarily connected, but it was judged more convenient to make each one begin a separate paragraph, chiefly with the view of exhibiting the derivations with greater distinctness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. The seed of cereals; a granular prominence on the back of a sepal. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  51. Temper; natural disposition; inclination. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A sort of spice, the grain of paradise. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for grain

  1. " I followed your advice at last, though it went against the grain uncommonly. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. I had no grain of hope left. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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