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Grain vs. Gran — What's the Difference?

Grain vs. Gran — What's the Difference?

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Grain

A grain is a small, hard, dry seed - with or without an attached hull or fruit layer - harvested for human or animal consumption. A grain crop is a grain-producing plant.

Gran

A grandmother.

Grain

Wheat or any other cultivated cereal used as food.

Gran

(rare) A grandfather. en

Grain

A single fruit or seed of a cereal
A few grains of corn
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Gran

The mother of your father or mother

Grain

The smallest unit of weight in the troy and avoirdupois systems, equal to 1/5760 of a pound troy and 1/7000 of a pound avoirdupois (approximately 0.0648 gram).

Grain

The longitudinal arrangement or pattern of fibres in wood, paper, etc.
He scored along the grain of the table with the knife

Grain

A person's character or natural tendency.

Grain

Kermes or cochineal, or dye made from either of these.

Grain

Give a rough surface or texture to
Her fingers were grained with chalk dust

Grain

Paint (especially furniture or interior surfaces) in imitation of the grain of wood or marble.

Grain

Remove hair from (a hide).

Grain

Feed (a horse) on grain.

Grain

A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united
A single grain of wheat.
Gleaned the grains from the ground one at a time. Also called caryopsis.

Grain

The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group
The grain was stored in a silo.

Grain

A cereal grass
Wheat is a grain grown in Kansas.

Grain

Cereal grasses considered as a group
Grain is grown along the river.

Grain

A relatively small discrete particulate or crystalline mass
A grain of sand.

Grain

A small amount or the smallest amount possible
Hasn't a grain of sense.

Grain

(Aerospace) A mass of solid propellant.

Grain

Abbr. gr. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 0.002285 ounce (0.065 gram).

Grain

The markings, pattern, or texture of the fibrous tissue in wood
Cherry wood has a fine grain.

Grain

The direction of such markings
Cut a board with the grain.

Grain

The side of a hide or piece of leather from which the hair or fur has been removed.

Grain

The pattern or markings on this side of leather.

Grain

The pattern produced, as in stone, by the arrangement of particulate constituents.

Grain

The relative size of the particles composing a substance or pattern
A coarse grain.

Grain

A painted, stamped, or printed design that imitates the pattern found in wood, leather, or stone.

Grain

The direction or texture of fibers in a woven fabric.

Grain

A state of fine crystallization.

Grain

Basic temperament or nature; disposition
It goes against my grain to ask for help.

Grain

An essential quality or characteristic
"Toughness as a virtue ... is, needless to say, fully embedded in the American grain" (Benjamin DeMott).

Grain

(Archaic) Color; tint.

Grain

To cause to form into grains; granulate.

Grain

To paint, stamp, or print with a design imitating the grain of wood, leather, or stone.

Grain

To give a granular or rough texture to.

Grain

To remove the hair or fur from (hides) in preparation for tanning.

Grain

To form grains
The corn began to grain.

Grain

(uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.
We stored a thousand tons of grain for the winter.

Grain

(uncountable) Similar seeds from any food crop, e.g., buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa.

Grain

(countable) A single seed of grass food crops.
A grain of wheat
Grains of oat

Grain

The crops from which grain is harvested.
The fields were planted with grain.

Grain

(uncountable) A linear texture of a material or surface.
Cut along the grain of the wood.
He doesn't like to shave against the grain.

Grain

(countable) A single particle of a substance.
A grain of sand
A grain of salt

Grain

(countable) Any of various small units of mass originally notionally based on grain's weight, variously standardized at different places and times, including

Grain

The English grain of 5760 troy pound or 7000 pound avoirdupois, now exactly 64.79891 mg.

Grain

The metric, carat, or pearl grain of 4 carat used for measuring precious stones and pearls, now exactly 50 mg.

Grain

(historical) The French grain of 9216 livre, equivalent to 53.11 mg at metricization and equal to exactly 54.25 mg from 1812–1839 as part of the mesures usuelles.

Grain

Any of various small units of length originally notionally based on a grain's width, variously standardized at different places and times.

Grain

The carat grain of 4 carat as a measure of gold purity, creating a 96-point scale between 0% and 100% purity.

Grain

(materials) A region within a material having a single crystal structure or direction.

Grain

(rocketry) The solid piece of fuel in an individual solid-fuel rocket engine.

Grain

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.

Grain

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

Grain

(in the plural) The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.

Grain

(botany) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock.

Grain

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

Grain

Visual texture in processed photographic film due to the presence of small particles of a metallic silver, or dye clouds, developed from silver halide that have received enough photons.

Grain

A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.

Grain

A tine, prong, or fork.

Grain

One of the branches of a valley or river.

Grain

An iron fish spear or harpoon, with a number of points half-barbed inwardly.

Grain

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Grain

(founding) A thin piece of metal, used in a mould to steady a core.

Grain

To feed grain to.

Grain

(transitive) To make granular; to form into grains.

Grain

(intransitive) To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.

Grain

To texture a surface in imitation of the grain of a substance such as wood.

Grain

(tanning) To remove the hair or fat from a skin.

Grain

(tanning) To soften leather.

Grain

To yield fruit.

Grain

See Groan.

Grain

To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.

Grain

To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.

Grain

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

Grain

To yield fruit.

Grain

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

Grain

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

Grain

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

Grain

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.
I . . . with a grain of manhood well resolved.

Grain

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.

Grain

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.
All in a robe of darkest grain.
Doing as the dyers do, who, having first dipped their silks in colors of less value, then give' them the last tincture of crimson in grain.

Grain

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.
Hard box, and linden of a softer grain.

Grain

The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
Knots, by the conflux of meeting sap,Infect the sound pine and divert his grainTortive and errant from his course of growth.

Grain

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

Grain

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

Grain

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

Grain

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
Brothers . . . not united in grain.

Grain

A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
He cheweth grain and licorice,To smellen sweet.
The red roses flush up in her cheeks . . . Likce crimson dyed in grain.

Grain

A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.

Grain

A tine, prong, or fork.

Grain

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Grain

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

Grain

A small hard particle;
A grain of sand

Grain

Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Grain

Used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

Grain

1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

Grain

1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

Grain

Dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

Grain

The direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric;
Saw the board across the grain

Grain

Thoroughly work in;
His hands were grained with dirt

Grain

Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

Grain

Form into grains

Grain

Become granular

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