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grain in Dogri डोगरी

grain in Kashmiri कॉशुर

grain in Maithili মৈথিলী

grain in Malayalam മലയാളം

grain in Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

grain in Santali

grain in Urdu اُردُو

grain in English

  • grain
    adj. grainless.

  • grain
    adj. grainlike.

  • grain
    expr. go against the (or one's) grain, to be contrary to one's inclination, desire, or feeling.
    Ex. Laziness went against his grain. The use of detention rooms also seems to go against the grain for most headmasters (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

  • grain
    expr. grains, an iron instrument with barbed prongs, for spearing or harpooning fish.
    Ex. For this purpose we procured a pair of grains, with a long staff like a harpoon (Richard Henry Dana, Jr.).

  • grain
    expr. grains, refuse grain left after brewing or distilling.
    Ex. grains in the cask.

  • grain
    expr. in grain,
    a. dyed with the red dye obtained from kermes or cochineal.
    Ex. How the red roses flush up in her cheeks ... like crimson ... in grain (Edmund Spenser).
    b. dyed in any fast color; dyed in the fiber or thoroughly.

  • grain
    expr. with a grain of salt. See under salt.

  • grain
    grain (1), noun, verb.

  • grain
    grain (2), noun.
    1. a bough or branch.
    2. one of the prongs of a fork.

  • grain
    noun grainer.

  • grain
    noun 1. a seed or seedlike fruit of wheat, corn, oats, rye, and similar cereal grasses. In botanical usage a grain is not a seed but a fruit.
    (SYN) kernel.
    2. the seeds or seedlike fruits of such plants in the mass.
    Ex. to grind grain

  • grain
    v.i. to form grains; crystallize into grains, as sugar does.

  • grain
    v.t. 1. to paint to look like the grain of some solid, such as wood or marble.
    2. to form into grains; granulate.
    Ex. to grain sugar.
    3. to remove the hair from (a skin or skins).
    4. to soften and raise the grain of (leather).

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