\ɡɹˈe͡ɪn], \ɡɹˈeɪn], \ɡ_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n]\
Definitions of GRAIN
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
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- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By James Champlin Fernald
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
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.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
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.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
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.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [French, Latin] A kernel; especially of corn, wheat, &c.:â€”the fruit of certain kindred plants which constitute the chief food of man, viz, corn, wheat, rye, oats, barley, and the likeâ€”used collectively;â€”any small, hard particle; a small portion;â€”a small weight, being the 20th part of a scruple in apothecariesâ€™ weight, and the 24th of a pennyweight troy;â€”a red colour of any tint or hue,especially Tyrian purple;â€”that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness; direction of the veins or fibres of wood;â€”hence, natural temper, disposition, or inclination;â€”pl. The husks or remains of malt after brewing, or of any grain after distillation; hence, any residuum.
A single feed of corn; corn; the feed of any fruit; any minute particle; the smallest weight; any thing proverbially small; Grain of allowance, something indulged or remitted; the direction of the fibres of wood, or other fibrous matter; died or stained substance; temper, disposition humour; the form of the surface with regard to roughness and smoothness.
By Thomas Sheridan