Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grain

11 senses of grain

Sense 1
grain -- (a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar")
       => atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck -- ((nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything)

Sense 2
grain, food grain, cereal -- (foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses)
       => foodstuff, food product -- (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Sense 3
grain -- (the side of leather from which the hair has been removed)
       => leather -- (an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning)

Sense 4
grain, metric grain -- (a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat)
       => metric weight unit, weight unit -- (a decimal unit of weight based on the gram)

Sense 5
grain -- (1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams)
       => troy unit -- (any of the unit of the troy system of weights)
       => apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight -- (any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces)

Sense 6
grain -- (1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams)
       => avoirdupois unit -- (any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights)

Sense 7
grain, caryopsis -- (dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn)
       => seed -- (a small hard fruit)

Sense 8
grain -- (a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas")
       => cereal, cereal grass -- (grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet)

Sense 9
grain -- (the smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense")
       => smallness, littleness -- (the property of having a relatively small size)

Sense 10
grain -- (the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain")
       => texture -- (the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality)

Sense 11
texture, grain -- (the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain")
       => constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up -- (the way in which someone or something is composed)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grain

4 senses of grain

Sense 1
ingrain, grain -- (thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt")
       => penetrate, perforate -- (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest")

Sense 2
grain -- (paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood)
       => paint -- (apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow")

Sense 3
granulate, grain -- (form into grains)
       => form -- (assume a form or shape; "the water formed little beads")

Sense 4
granulate, grain -- (become granular)
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

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