Definitions of grain

The word "grain" uses 5 letters: aginr.

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v. & n. - See Groan. 2

n. - A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food. 2

n. - The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; -- used collectively. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - 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. 2

n. - The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc. 2

n. - The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material. 2

n. - The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side. 2

n. - The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff. 2

n. - A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4. 2

a. - Temper; natural disposition; inclination. 2

a. - A sort of spice, the grain of paradise. 2

v. t. - To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc. 2

v. t. - To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains. 2

v. t. - To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.). 2

n. - To yield fruit. 2

n. - To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate. 2

n. - A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant. 2

n. - A tine, prong, or fork. 2

n. - One the branches of a valley or of a river. 2

n. - An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points. 2

n. - A blade of a sword, knife, etc. 2

n. - A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core. 2

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