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  Definition of grain
  1. the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"
  2. foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  3. a small hard particle; "a grain of sand"
  4. dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  5. 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  6. 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  7. used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  8. become granular
  9. form into grains
  10. paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  11. thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"
Similar Words: food grain, cereal, caryopsis, metric grain, granulate, ingrain

 

Hyponyms: wood grain, woodgrain, graining, woodgraining, corn, edible corn, grist, groats, millet, barley, barleycorn, buckwheat, wheat, wheat berry, oat, rice, wild rice, Indian rice, malt, granule, amaranth, kernel, rye

 

Part Meronyms: dram, pennyweight, scruple, decigram, dg

 

Derivational Morphology: granulate, granulation, graining, woodgraining

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: drithë   Basque: ale  
Breton: greun   Bulgarian: зърно  
Catalan: gra   Croatian: zrno  
Dutch: graan   Esperanto: greno  
Finnish: jyvä   French: grain  
German: Korn   Hungarian: gabona  
Interlingua: grano   Italian: grano  
Latin: granum   Polish: ziarno  
Portuguese: grão   Romanian: grâu  
Slovak: zrno   Slovenian: zrno  
Spanish: grano   Telugu: గింజ  
Turkish: tara  
 
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