Synonyms for grain


1. grain, atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck
usage: a relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
2. grain, food grain, cereal, foodstuff, food product
usage: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
3. grain, leather
usage: the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
4. grain, metric grain, metric weight unit, weight unit
usage: a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
5. grain, troy unit, apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight
usage: 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
6. grain, avoirdupois unit
usage: 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
7. grain, caryopsis, seed
usage: dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
8. grain, cereal, cereal grass
usage: a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
9. grain, smallness, littleness
usage: the smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"
10. grain, texture
usage: 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"
11. texture, grain, constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up
usage: 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"


1. ingrain, grain, penetrate, perforate
usage: thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"
2. grain, paint
usage: paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
3. granulate, grain, form
usage: form into grains
4. granulate, grain, change shape, change form, deform
usage: become granular
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