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Dictionary definition for: Grain

1. (n) a small hard particle; "a grain of sand"

2. (v) thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"

3. (n) foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

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

5. (n) used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

6. (v) form into grains

7. (n) 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

8. (v) become granular

9. (n) 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

10. (n) dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

11. (n) the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"

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