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Grainy vs. Grain

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Grainyadjective

Resembling grains; granular.

Grainnoun

(uncountable) The harvested seeds of various grass food crops eg: wheat, corn, barley.

‘We stored a thousand tons of grain for the winter.’;

Grainyadjective

Coarsely ground or gritty.

Grainnoun

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

Grainyadjective

Resembling grains; granular.

Grainnoun

(countable) A single seed of grass food crops.

‘a grain of wheat’; ‘grains of oat’;

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Grainyadjective

composed of or covered with relatively large particles;

‘granular sugar’; ‘gritty sand’;

Grainnoun

The crops from which grain is harvested.

‘The fields were planted with grain.’;

Grainnoun

(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.’;

Grainnoun

(countable) A single particle of a substance.

‘a grain of sand’; ‘a grain of salt’;

Grainnoun

(countable) A very small unit of weight, in England equal to 1/480 of an ounce troy, 0.0648 grams or, to be more exact, 64.79891 milligrams (0.002285714 avoirdupois ounce). A carat grain or pearl grain is 1/4 carat or 50 milligrams. The old French grain was 1/9216 livre or 53.11 milligrams, and in the mesures usuelles permitted from 1812 to 1839, with the livre redefined as 500 grams, it was 54.25 milligrams.

Grainnoun

(countable) A former unit of gold purity, also known as carat grain, equal to 4 "carat" (karat).

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Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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.

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

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Grainnoun

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.

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

A tine, prong, or fork.

Grainnoun

One of the branches of a valley or river.

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Grainnoun

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

Grainverb

To feed grain to.

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

(tanning) To soften leather.

Grainverb

To yield fruit.

Grainverb

See Groan.

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

To yield fruit.

Grainverb

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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.

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

Temper; natural disposition; inclination.

‘Brothers . . . not united in grain.’;

Grainnoun

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.’;

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

A tine, prong, or fork.

Grainnoun

A blade of a sword, knife, etc.

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

a small hard particle;

‘a grain of sand’;

Grainnoun

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

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

Grainnoun

the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric;

‘saw the board across the grain’;

Grainverb

thoroughly work in;

‘His hands were grained with dirt’;

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

form into grains

Grainverb

become granular

Grainnoun

wheat or any other cultivated cereal used as food.

Grainnoun

the seeds of wheat or other cultivated cereals.

Grainnoun

a single fruit or seed of a cereal

‘a few grains of corn’;

Grainnoun

a small hard particle of a substance such as salt or sand

‘a grain of salt’;

Grainnoun

the smallest possible quantity or amount of a quality

‘there wasn't a grain of truth in what he said’;

Grainnoun

a discrete particle or crystal in a metal, igneous rock, etc., typically visible only when a surface is magnified.

Grainnoun

a piece of solid propellant for use in a rocket engine.

Grainnoun

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).

Grainnoun

the longitudinal arrangement or pattern of fibres in wood, paper, etc.

‘he scored along the grain of the table with the knife’;

Grainnoun

the texture of wood, stone, etc., as determined by the arrangement and size of constituent particles

‘the lighter, finer grain of the wood is attractive’;

Grainnoun

the rough or wrinkled outer surface of leather, or of a similar artificial material.

Grainnoun

lamination or planes of cleavage in materials such as stone and coal.

Grainnoun

a grainy appearance of a photograph or negative, which is in proportion to the size of the emulsion particles composing it.

Grainnoun

a person's character or natural tendency.

Grainnoun

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

Grainverb

give a rough surface or texture to

‘her fingers were grained with chalk dust’;

Grainverb

form into grains

‘if the sugar does grain up, add more water’;

Grainverb

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

Grainverb

remove hair from (a hide).

Grainverb

feed (a horse) on grain.

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.

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