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grain

noun

1 grain

A relatively small granular particle of a substance.

Roget 820: affections, affect; character, qualities, disposition, nature, spirit, tone; temper, temperament; diathesis, idiosyncrasy; cast of mind, cast of soul, ... show more

Roget 5: intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence, noumenon; essentialness etc. adj.; essential part, quintessence, ... show more

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Roget 330: powderiness [State of powder.], pulverulence; sandiness etc. adj.; efflorescence; friability.    powder, dust, sand, shingle; sawdust; grit; ... show more

Roget 176: tendency; aptness, aptitude; proneness, proclivity, bent, turn, tone, bias, set, leaning to, predisposition, inclination, ... show more

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Dutch: graan
Polish: ziarenko, ziarnko, ziarno



2 grain

Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.

synonyms: cereal, food grain.

Dutch: graan, graanproduct
Polish: zboże

3 grain

The side of leather from which the hair has been removed.

Polish: liczko, lico

4 grain

A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat.

synonym: metric grain.

Dutch: graankorrel

5 grain

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

6 grain

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

Polish: gr, gran

7 grain

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

synonym: caryopsis.

Dutch: graan, koren
Polish: ziarniak, ziarno

8 grain

A cereal grass.

Polish: słój przyrostu wtórnego, słój, słój roczny

9 grain

The smallest possible unit of anything.

Polish: ziarenko, ziarnko, ziarno

10 grain

The direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric.

Dutch: grein, korrelstructuur

11 grain

The physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance):
— Sand of a fine grain.
— A stone of coarse grain.

synonym: texture.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Roget 329: structure (form) 240, organization, anatomy, frame, mold, fabric, construction; framework, carcass, architecture; stratification, ... show more

Dutch: textuur
Polish: faktura

verb

1 grain

Thoroughly work in:
— His hands were grained with dirt.

synonym: ingrain.

Roget 428: color, dye, tinge, stain, tint, tinct, paint, wash, ingrain, grain, illuminate, emblazon, bedizen, imbue; ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize.    smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, ... show more

2 grain

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

3 grain

Form into grains.

synonym: granulate.

4 grain

Become granular.

synonym: granulate.

Dutch: korrelen, verkorrelen


Moby thesaurus: abrade, ace, acorn, aftergrass, animus, apply paint, aptitude, atom, atomize, bamboo, barley, beat, bedaub, bedizen, begild, bent, berry, besmear, bias, bird seed ... show more.

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