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Definitions of grain:

  • noun:   the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
    Example: "Saw the board across the grain"
  • noun:   foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • noun:   a small hard particle
    Example: "A grain of sand"
  • noun:   dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • noun:   1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • noun:   1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • noun:   used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  • verb:   paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  • verb:   become granular
  • verb:   form into grains
  • verb:   thoroughly work in
    Example: "His hands were grained with dirt"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #72447)


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