Definition of GRAIN

noun : GRAIN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) the side of leather from which the hair has been removed ;

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

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

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : GRAIN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

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


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