Definitions of grain

  1. To granulate.
  2. To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
  3. To form ( powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
  4. To take the hair off ( skins); to soften and raise the grain of ( leather, etc.).
  5. To form into small particles; to paint in imitation of the grain of wood.
  6. To paint in imitation of wood.
  7. To form into grains; to paint in imitation of the grain of wood.
  8. thoroughly work in; " His hands were grained with dirt"
  9. form into grains
  10. To paint in imitation of the grain or fibres of wood; to from into grains, as powder. A grain of allowance, a small allowance or indulgence. To dye in grain, to dye in the raw material. Grain- colours, the dyes made from cochineal.
  11. To form into grains, as powder.
  12. To paint or ornament in imitation of wood.
  13. dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e. g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  14. cereal grain suitable as food for human beings
  15. a small hard particle; " a grain of sand"
  16. 1/ 7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64. 799 milligrams
  17. 1/ 60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64. 799 milligrams
  18. paint ( a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  19. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
  20. Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.
  21. The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7, 000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5, 760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to. 0648 gram. See Gram.
  22. A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.
  23. The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.
  24. The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
  25. The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.
  26. The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.
  27. The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.
  28. A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
  29. To yield fruit.
  30. To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
  31. A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
  32. A tine, prong, or fork.
  33. One the branches of a valley or of a river.
  34. An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
  35. A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
  36. A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
  37. The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; - used collectively.
  38. The unit of the English system of weights; - so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7, 000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5, 760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .
  39. Any very small hard seed or kernel; a single seed of corn; the fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; the smallest particle or amount; a unit of weight equal to 1/ 20 of a scruple or 1/ 24 penny weight; the arrangement of particles in a body; as, the grain of any kind of wood; texture.
  40. Grainer.
  41. A single small hard seed: ( collectively) the seeds of certain plants which form the chief food of man: a minute particle: a very small quantity: the smallest British weight: the arrangement of the particles of fibres of anything, as stone or wood: texture: the dye made from cochineal insects, which, in the prepared state, resembles grains of seed: hence to DYE IN GRAIN is to dye deeply, also, to dye in the wool.
  42. Corn; a small seed or particles; one seven- thousandth of a pound avoirdupois; arrangement of particles, as in stone, or fibres, as in wood.
  43. Any very small hard mass; a seed; kernel; minute particle.
  44. Cereals, collectively.
  45. A weight, the 1/ 7000 Part of a pound avoirdupois.
  46. Innate quality or character.
  47. Any small hard mass; a single hard seed of a plant, particularly of those kinds whose seeds are used for food; corn collectively, as wheat, rye, barley, oats, and maize; a minute particle; the smallest weight ordinarily used, being the twentieth part of the scruple in apothecaries weight, and the twenty- fourth of a pennyweight troy; a very small quantity; the veins or fibres of wood or other fibrous substances; the body or substance of wood as modified by the fibres; texture; state of the grit of any body composed of grains; the dye made from cochineal insects; the heart and temper.
  48. Any small hard mass; a single seed; corn in general; any minute particle; the smallest weight, so named because supposed of equal weight with a grain of corn; the unit of the English system of weights.
  49. Direction of the fibres of wood; the wood as modified by the fibres; the form or direction of the constituent particles of a body; the temper or disposition: grains, an instr. with barbed prongs, used at sea for spearing fish: against the grain, against the direction of the fibres: to go against the grain, to be repugnant to; to cause trouble or mortification to: to dye in grain, to dye in the raw material; to dye firmly: the grain- side of leather, that side of the tanned or dressed hide on which the hair grew. Note.- The three preceding entries are necessarily connected, but it was judged more convenient to make each one begin a separate paragraph, chiefly with the view of exhibiting the derivations with greater distinctness.
  50. The seed of cereals; a granular prominence on the back of a sepal.
  51. Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
  52. A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
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