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Definitions of grain:

part of speech: noun

Any small hard mass; a single seed; corn in general; any minute particle; the smallest weight, so named because supposed of equal weight with a grain of corn; the unit of the English system of weights.

part of speech: verb transitive

To form into small particles; to paint in imitation of the grain of wood.

part of speech: noun

Grainer.

part of speech: verb transitive

To paint in imitation of wood.

part of speech: verb

To form into grains, as powder.

part of speech: noun

Direction of the fibres of wood; the wood as modified by the fibres; the form or direction of the constituent particles of a body; the temper or disposition: grains, an instr. with barbed prongs, used at sea for spearing fish: against the grain, against the direction of the fibres: to go against the grain, to be repugnant to; to cause trouble or mortification to: to dye in grain, to dye in the raw material; to dye firmly: the grain- side of leather, that side of the tanned or dressed hide on which the hair grew. Note.- The three preceding entries are necessarily connected, but it was judged more convenient to make each one begin a separate paragraph, chiefly with the view of exhibiting the derivations with greater distinctness.

part of speech: noun

Any very small hard seed or kernel; a single seed of corn; the fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; the smallest particle or amount; a unit of weight equal to 1/ 20 of a scruple or 1/ 24 penny weight; the arrangement of particles in a body; as, the grain of any kind of wood; texture.

part of speech: noun

A single small hard seed: ( collectively) the seeds of certain plants which form the chief food of man: a minute particle: a very small quantity: the smallest British weight: the arrangement of the particles of fibres of anything, as stone or wood: texture: the dye made from cochineal insects, which, in the prepared state, resembles grains of seed: hence to DYE IN GRAIN is to dye deeply, also, to dye in the wool.

part of speech: verb

To paint or ornament in imitation of wood.

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