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Meaning & Definition of Grain in English

English

Grain

/gren/

noun

1. A relatively small granular particle of a substance

  • "A grain of sand"
  • "A grain of sugar"
    synonym:
  • grain

2. Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

    synonym:
  • grain
  • ,
  • food grain
  • ,
  • cereal

3. The side of leather from which the hair has been removed

    synonym:
  • grain

4. A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

    synonym:
  • grain
  • ,
  • metric grain

5. 1/60 dram

  • Equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
    synonym:
  • grain

6. 1/7000 pound

  • Equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
    synonym:
  • grain

7. Dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, indian corn

    synonym:
  • grain
  • ,
  • caryopsis

8. A cereal grass

  • "Wheat is a grain that is grown in kansas"
    synonym:
  • grain

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"
    synonym:
  • grain

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • texture
  • ,
  • grain

verb

1. Thoroughly work in

  • "His hands were grained with dirt"
    synonym:
  • ingrain
  • ,
  • grain

2. Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

    synonym:
  • grain

3. Form into grains

    synonym:
  • granulate
  • ,
  • grain

4. Become granular

    synonym:
  • granulate
  • ,
  • grain