Pronunciation: grānd
v. & n.1.See Groan.
1.A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
2.The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; - used collectively.
3.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.
- Milton.
4.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.
5.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.
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.
- Quoted by Coleridge, preface to Aids to Reflection.
6.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.
- Dryden.
7.The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
8.The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.
9.The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.
10.The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.
11.(Bot.) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
12.Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
Brothers . . . not united in grain.
- Hayward.
13.A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
He cheweth grain and licorice,
To smellen sweet.
- Chaucer.
Against the grain
against or across the direction of the fibers; hence, against one's wishes or tastes; unwillingly; unpleasantly; reluctantly; with difficulty.
A grain of allowance
a slight indulgence or latitude a small allowance.
- Swift.
Grain binder
an attachment to a harvester for binding the grain into sheaves.
Grain colors
dyes made from the coccus or kermes insect.
Grain leather
a - Dressed horse hides.
b - Goat, seal, and other skins blacked on the grain side for women's shoes, etc.
Grain moth
(Zool.) one of several small moths, of the family Tineidæ (as Tinea granella and Butalis cerealella), whose larvæ devour grain in storehouses.
Grain side
(Leather) the side of a skin or hide from which the hair has been removed; - opposed to flesh side.
Grains of paradise
the seeds of a species of amomum.
grain tin
crystalline tin ore metallic tin smelted with charcoal.
Grain weevil
(Zool.) a small red weevil (Sitophilus granarius), which destroys stored wheat and other grain, by eating out the interior.
Grain worm
(Zool.) the larva of the grain moth. See grain moth, above.
In grain
of a fast color; deeply seated; fixed; innate; genuine.
To dye in grain
to dye of a fast color by means of the coccus or kermes grain [see Grain, n., 5]; hence, to dye firmly; also, to dye in the wool, or in the raw material. See under Dye.
- Herbert.
v. t.1.To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Grained (grānd); p. pr. & vb. n. Graining.]
2.To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
3.To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).
v. i.1.To yield fruit.
2.To form grains, or to assume a granular form, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
n.1.A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
2.A tine, prong, or fork.
3.A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
4.(Founding) A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.
Noun1.grain - a small hard particle; "a grain of sand"
2.grain - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
Synonyms: food grain, cereal
3.grain - used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
Synonyms: metric grain
4.grain - 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
5.grain - 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
6.grain - dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
Synonyms: caryopsis
7.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"
Verb1.grain - thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"
Synonyms: ingrain
2.grain - paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
3.grain - form into grains
Synonyms: granulate
4.grain - become granular
Synonyms: granulate

GRAIN, weight. The twenty-fourth part of a pennyweight.
     2. For scientific purposes the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one hundredth of a grain.

GRAIN, corn. It signifies wheat, rye, barley, or other corn sown in the ground In Pennsylvania, a tenant for a certain term is entitled to the way- going crop. 5 inn. 289, 258; 2 Binn. 487; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 14.

1.GRAIN - A pictorial query language.

["Pictorial Information Systems", S.K. Chang et al eds, Springer 1980].
2.grain - granularity
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Grafting scissors
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Graham bread
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graham flour
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