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grain

grain

 
 
pronunciation:
greIn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: collectively, the small hard seeds of cereal plants such as wheat or rice, used for food and often ground into flour.
These animals are typically fed grain.The grain is stored in the silo.
 
synonyms:
cereal
similar words:
barley, buckwheat, corn, grist, groats, oats, rice, rye, seed, wheat
definition 2: a hard, individual seed of a cereal plant.
A few grains of wheat spilled out of the sack.She sprinkled the grains over the yard for the chickens.
synonyms:
kernel
definition 3: cereal plants, such as wheat, corn, rice and the like.
The farmer planted grain in the larger fields and vegetables in the smaller.
 
synonyms:
cereals
similar words:
grasses, seed plants
definition 4: any tiny, hard particle.
Only a few grains of salt came out of the shaker.
synonyms:
granule, particle, speck
similar words:
crumb, fleck, kernel, molecule, pellet
definition 5: the lengthwise pattern in materials such as wood, fabric, or leather.
By looking at the grain, he can tell which kind of wood the table is made of.
similar words:
pattern, streaks, surface, texture
definition 6: in certain systems of weight, the smallest unit, derived from the weight of a ripe grain of wheat and equal to one seven-thousandth of a pound or 64.798 milligrams.
definition 7: the smallest amount.
There's not a grain of honesty in him.
synonyms:
atom, hint, iota, jot, molecule, particle, scintilla, smidgen, soupçon, touch, trace, whit
similar words:
bit, modicum, mote, shred, speck
definition 8: natural character or disposition.
against the American grain
synonyms:
disposition, spirit, temperament, tendency
similar words:
character, inclination, mentality
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grained, graining, grains
definition 1: to form into grains; granulate.
synonyms:
granulate
similar words:
pellet
definition 2: to paint in imitation of wood, stone, or the like.
synonyms:
striate
similar words:
comb, fleck, stipple, streak
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form grains.
synonyms:
granulate
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some things that eat grains
tools associated with grains
units for measuring grains