HyperDic: grain

English > 15 senses of the word grain:
NOUNobjectgraina relatively small granular particle of a substance
foodgrain, food grain, cerealfoodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
substancegrainthe side of leather from which the hair has been removed
quantitygrain, metric graina weight unit used for pearls or diamonds
quantitygrain1/60 dram
quantitygrain1/7000 pound
plantgrain, caryopsisdry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses
plantgraina cereal grass
attributegrainthe smallest possible unit of anything
attributegrainthe direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone / stone or in a woven fabric
attributegrain, texturethe physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
VERBcontactgrain, ingrainthoroughly work in
contactgrainpaint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
changegrain, granulateform into grains
changegrain, granulatebecome granular
grain > pronunciation
Soundsgrey'n
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English > grain: 15 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA relatively small granular particle of a substance.
Examples
  • "a grain of sand"
  • "a grain of sugar"
NarrowergranuleA tiny grain
Broaderatom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
Spanishgrano
Catalangra
Adjectivesgrainy, granularcomposed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
Verbsgrainform into grains
grainbecome granular
grainpaint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningfoodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.
Synonymsfood grain, cereal
Narrowerbarley, barleycornA grain of barley
buckwheatgrain ground into flour
corn, edible cornears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
gristgrain intended to be or that has been ground
groatsThe hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
maltA cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water
milletsmall seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
oatseed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as 'oats')
ricegrains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
wheat, wheat berrygrains of common wheat
wild rice, Indian ricegrains of aquatic grass of North America
Broaderfoodstuff, food productA substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
Spanishcereales, cereal
Catalancereal
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningThe side of leather from which the hair has been removed.
BroaderleatherAn animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat.
Synonymmetric grain
Part ofdecigram, dg1/10 gram
Partsmilligram, mgOne thousandth (1/1,000) gram
Broadermetric weight unit, weight unitA decimal unit of weight based on the gram
Spanishgrano
Catalangra
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 5, quantity
Meaning1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams.
Part ofpennyweightA unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains
scrupleA unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
Broaderapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weightAny weight unit used in pharmacy
troy unitAny of the unit of the troy system of weights
Spanishgrano
Catalangra
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 6, quantity
Meaning1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams.
Part ofdram1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
Broaderavoirdupois unitAny of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
Spanishgrano
Catalangra
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 7, plant
Meaningdry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn.
Synonymcaryopsis
Narroweramaranthseed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
barleycornA grain of barley
kernelA single whole grain of a cereal
ryeThe seed of the cereal grass
wheat berryA grain of wheat
BroaderseedA small hard fruit
Spanishcariópside, grano
Catalancariòpside, cariopsi, gra
Adjectivescerealmade of grain or relating to grain or the plants that produce it
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 8, plant
MeaningA cereal grass.
Example"wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
Broadercereal, cereal grassgrass whose starchy grains are used as food
Spanishgrano
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningThe smallest possible unit of anything.
Examples
  • "there was a grain of truth in what he said"
  • "he does not have a grain of sense"
Broadersmallness, littlenessThe property of having a relatively small size
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 10, attribute
MeaningThe direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone / stone or in a woven fabric.
Example"saw the board across the grain"
Narrowergraining, woodgrainingA texture like that of wood
wood grain, woodgrain, woodinesstexture produced by the fibers in wood
BroadertextureThe characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
Verbsgrainpaint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
English > grain: 15 senses > noun 11, attribute
MeaningThe physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance).
Examples
  • "sand of a fine grain"
  • "a stone of coarse grain"
Synonymtexture
Broaderconstitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-upThe way in which someone or something is composed
English > grain: 15 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningThoroughly work in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"His hands were grained with dirt"
Synonymingrain
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanisharraigar, entarugar, incrustar
English > grain: 15 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpaint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderpaintapply paint to
Spanishgranular
Nounsgrainthe direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone / stone or in a woven fabric
graina relatively small granular particle of a substance
graininga texture like that of wood
English > grain: 15 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningform into grains.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymgranulate
Cause togranulate, grainBecome granular
Broaderformassume a form or shape
Spanishgranular
Catalangranular
Nounsgraina relatively small granular particle of a substance
English > grain: 15 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome granular.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymgranulate
Caused bygranulate, grainform into grains
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
Spanishgranular
Catalangranular-se
Nounsgraina relatively small granular particle of a substance

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