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Synonyms for grain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grain(noun)

    a relatively small granular particle of a substance

    "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  2. grain, food grain, cereal(noun)

    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

    metric grain, cereal grass, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  3. grain(noun)

    the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  4. grain, metric grain(noun)

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  5. grain(noun)

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  6. grain(noun)

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  7. grain, caryopsis(noun)

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  8. grain(noun)

    a cereal grass

    "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  9. grain(noun)

    the smallest possible unit of anything

    "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  10. grain(noun)

    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"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  11. texture, grain(verb)

    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"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  12. ingrain, grain(verb)

    thoroughly work in

    "His hands were grained with dirt"

    ingrain, impress, instill, granulate

  13. grain(verb)

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

    ingrain, granulate

  14. granulate, grain(verb)

    form into grains

    ingrain, granulate

  15. granulate, grain(verb)

    become granular

    ingrain, granulate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. grain

    A particle is a very small part of any material substance; as, a particle of sand or of dust; it is a general term, not accurately determinate in meaning. Atom (Greek a- privative, not, and temno, cut) etymologically signifies that which can not be cut or divided, and is the smallest conceivable particle of matter, regarded as absolutely homogeneous and as having but one set of properties; atoms are the ultimate particles of matter. A molecule is made up of atoms, and is regarded as separable into its constituent parts; as used by physicists, a molecule is the smallest conceivable part which retains all the characteristics of the substance; thus, a molecule of water is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. Element in chemistry denotes, without reference to quantity, a substance regarded as simple, i. e., one incapable of being resolved by any known process into simpler substances; the element gold may be represented by an ingot or by a particle of gold-dust. In popular language, an element is any essential constituent; the ancients believed that the universe was made up of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water; a storm is spoken of as a manifestation of the fury of the elements. We speak of corpuscles of blood. Compare PART.

    atom, corpuscle, element, iota, jot, mite, molecule, particle, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit

    aggregate, entirety, mass, quantity, sum, sum total, total, whole

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grain(n.)

    seed, kernel, matured ovule

  2. grain(n.)

    corn (wheat, rye, oats, barley, maize, &c.)

  3. grain(n.)

    particle, atom, bit, scrap, jot, whit, mite, ace, iota, tittle, scintilla, trace, spark, shadow, glimmer

  4. grain(n.)

    twentieth part of a scruple, twenty-fourth part of a pennyweight

  5. grain(n.)

    fibre, texture

  6. grain(n.)

    temper, disposition, humor

  7. grain(n.)

    dye, tint, color, stain, tinge, hue, shade, tincture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grain(n)

    kernel, seed, cereals (edible grains), granule, pellet

    Associated words:
    granary, sheaf, shock, farina, graniferous, chaff, glume, grits, groats, grist, ceres, flail, thrash, windrow, frumentaceous, frumentation

  2. grain(n)

    fiber, texture, disposition, humor, temper, particle, whit, mite, scintilla, atom, iota, jot, trace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    grains, cereal, cereals, squall, food, wheat, kernel, seed, cereale, seeds, grit, speck

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How to use grain in a sentence?

  1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    Ere need be shown, some men will act, As trees may fruit without a flower; To some you speak with no result, As seeds may die, and yield no grain.

  3. Stanton Glantz:

    It is going to provide the most fine-grain, comprehensive, highest quality data on tobacco use that has ever been collected in the United States.

  4. Ken LaGrande:

    California's rice growing regions are the same latitude as Korea and Japan. So we all grow the same kind of rice -- medium grain and short grain -- that's popular in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine, but Chinese consumers, who eat rice every day, will now have more choice with Sun Valley Rice.

  5. Abby Langer:

    I love Triscuits or any hearty whole-grain cracker sandwiched with almond butter and fresh raspberries, or with banana and cacao nibs.

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