Noun Definition


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

Category: General

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

Category: General

3.Definition: a cereal grass

"Wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"

Category: Plants

4.Definition: a relatively small granular particle of a substance

"A grain of sand", "A grain of sugar"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

Category: General

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

Related Noun(s):caryopsis

Category: Plants

7.Definition: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Related Noun(s):cereal

Category: Food

8.Definition: the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

"Saw the board across the grain"

Category: General

9.Definition: the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

"Breadfruit has the same texture as bread", "Sand of a fine grain", "Fish with a delicate flavor and texture", "A stone of coarse grain"

Related Noun(s):texture

Category: General

10.Definition: the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

Category: General

11.Definition: the smallest possible unit of anything

"There was a grain of truth in what he said", "He does not have a grain of sense"

Category: General