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Definition 1: the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • saw the board across the grain

(grain is a kind of ...) the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality

(... is a kind of grain ) texture produced by the fibers in wood

(... is a kind of grain ) a texture like that of wood

Definition 2: the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • breadfruit has the same texture as bread
  • sand of a fine grain
  • fish with a delicate flavor and texture
  • a stone of coarse grain

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) the way in which someone or something is composed

Definition 3: the smallest possible unit of anything - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a grain of truth in what he said
  • he does not have a grain of sense

(grain is a kind of ...) the property of having a relatively small size

Definition 4: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(... is a kind of grain ) grains of aquatic grass of North America

(... is a kind of grain ) grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished

(... is a kind of grain ) seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')

(... is a kind of grain ) grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

(... is a kind of grain ) grain ground into flour

(... is a kind of grain ) a grain of barley

(... is a kind of grain ) small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica

(... is a kind of grain ) the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals

(... is a kind of grain ) grain intended to be or that has been ground

(... is a kind of grain ) ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food

(... is a kind of grain ) a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling

Definition 5: a relatively small granular particle of a substance - [noun denoting object]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a grain of sand
  • a grain of sugar

(grain is a kind of ...) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

(... is a kind of grain ) a tiny grain

Definition 6: dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) a small hard fruit

(... is a kind of grain ) seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America

(... is a kind of grain ) a grain of barley

(... is a kind of grain ) a grain of wheat

(... is a kind of grain ) a single whole grain of a cereal

"a kernel of corn"

(... is a kind of grain ) the seed of the cereal grass

Definition 7: a cereal grass - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas

(grain is a kind of ...) grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet

Definition 8: 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams - [noun denoting quantity]

(grain is a kind of ...) any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

(... is part of grain) 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams

Definition 9: 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams - [noun denoting quantity]

(grain is a kind of ...) any of the unit of the troy system of weights

(grain is a kind of ...) any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces

(... is part of grain) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

(... is part of grain) a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains

Definition 10: a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

(grain is a part of ...) one thousandth (1/1,000) gram

(... is part of grain) 1/10 gram

Definition 11: the side of leather from which the hair has been removed - [noun denoting substance]

(grain is a kind of ...) an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Definition 12: form into grains - [verb of change]

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) assume a form or shape

"the water formed little beads"

(grain causes ...) become granular

Definition 13: become granular - [verb of change]

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

Definition 14: thoroughly work in - [verb of contact]

Samples where grain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His hands were grained with dirt

Synonyms for grain in the sense of this definition

(grain is a kind of ...) pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

"The bullet penetrated her chest"

Definition 15: paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood - [verb of contact]

(grain is a kind of ...) apply paint to; coat with paint

"We painted the rooms yellow"

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