English dictionary definition of:

grain


Noun

  • the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
  • the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
  • the smallest possible unit of anything
  • foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • a relatively small granular particle of a substance
  • a cereal grass
  • dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  • the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

Verb

  • become granular
  • form into grains
  • paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  • thoroughly work in

Thesaurus

caryopsis cereal granulate ingrain texture

Scrabble score for grain


Scrabble score = 6

generated at 20:05:53 on 19-10-19

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