Dictionary Results for grain


1. grain - noun

· a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"

Hypernym(s): atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck




2. grain - noun

· foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Synonym(s): food_grain, cereal

Hypernym(s): foodstuff, food_product




3. grain - noun

· the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

Hypernym(s): leather




4. grain - noun

· a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

Synonym(s): metric_grain

Hypernym(s): metric_weight_unit, weight_unit




5. grain - noun

· 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

Hypernym(s): troy_unit, apothecaries%27_unit, apothecaries%27_weight




6. grain - noun

· 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

Hypernym(s): avoirdupois_unit




7. grain - noun

· dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

Synonym(s): caryopsis

Hypernym(s): seed




8. grain - noun

· a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"

Hypernym(s): cereal, cereal_grass




9. grain - noun

· the smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"

Hypernym(s): smallness, littleness




10. grain - noun

· the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"

Hypernym(s): texture




11. grain - noun

· the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"

Synonym(s): texture

Hypernym(s): constitution, composition, physical_composition, makeup, make-up




12. grain - verb

· thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"

Synonym(s): ingrain

Hypernym(s): penetrate, perforate




13. grain - verb

· paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

Hypernym(s): paint




14. grain - verb

· form into grains

Synonym(s): granulate

Hypernym(s): form




15. grain - verb

· become granular

Synonym(s): granulate

Hypernym(s): change_shape, change_form, deform





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