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Synonyms for grain

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grainnoun

    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, cerealnoun

    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

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

  3. grainnoun

    the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  4. grain, metric grainnoun

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  5. grainnoun

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  6. grainnoun

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  7. grain, caryopsisnoun

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

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  8. grainnoun

    a cereal grass

    "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"

    metric grain, texture, cereal, food grain, caryopsis

  9. grainnoun

    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. grainnoun

    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, grainverb

    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, grainverb

    thoroughly work in

    "His hands were grained with dirt"

    ingrain, impress, instill, granulate

  13. grainverb

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

    ingrain, granulate

  14. granulate, grainverb

    form into grains

    ingrain, granulate

  15. granulate, grainverb

    become granular

    ingrain, granulate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. grainnoun

    seed, kernel, matured ovule

  2. grainnoun

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

  3. grainnoun

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

  4. grainnoun

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

  5. grainnoun

    fibre, texture

  6. grainnoun

    temper, disposition, humor

  7. grainnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. grainnoun

    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. grainnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grain":

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


  1. List of known nicknames for "Grain":

    Morgan Reno, Santos Rodriguez, Arthur Smith, Reno, Morgan, Rodriguez, Santos

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How to use grain in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Lon Ben-Asher:

    So they took a whole grain that has a significant amount of vegetable protein and dietary fiber, and turned it into a highly-addictive, high-calorie food like chips, loaded with salt and fat.

  3. Laura Tamayo:

    The lack of access to production options puts us at a disadvantage compared to our competitors, such as corn farmers in the United States, on the other hand, the import of genetically modified grain from the U.S. is essential for many products in the agrifood chain.

  4. Phil Larkin:

    As it expands, certainly some growers will benefit, this will be a premium grain.

  5. Cynthia Sass:

    There are numerous delicious combinations, including bruschetta, roasted red pepper pesto, or simply sautéing tomatoes in olive oil with garlic and herbs to toss with lean protein and a small portion of whole grain pasta.

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