Synonyms for grain

Synonyms for (noun) grain

Synonyms: texture, grain

Definition: the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

Usage: breadfruit has the same texture as bread; sand of a fine grain; fish with a delicate flavor and texture; a stone of coarse grain

Similar words: constitution, composition, physical composition, make-up, makeup

Definition: the way in which someone or something is composed


Synonyms: grain

Definition: the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

Usage: saw the board across the grain

Similar words: texture

Definition: the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality


Synonyms: grain

Definition: the smallest possible unit of anything

Usage: there was a grain of truth in what he said; he does not have a grain of sense

Similar words: littleness, smallness

Definition: the property of having a relatively small size


Synonyms: grain, food grain, cereal

Definition: foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Similar words: food product, foodstuff

Definition: a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food


Synonyms: grain

Definition: a relatively small granular particle of a substance

Usage: a grain of sand; a grain of sugar

Similar words: atom, speck, particle, molecule, mote, corpuscle

Definition: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything


Synonyms: grain

Definition: a cereal grass

Usage: wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas

Similar words: cereal, cereal grass

Definition: grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet


Synonyms: caryopsis, grain

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

Similar words: seed

Definition: a small hard fruit


Synonyms: grain

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

Similar words: avoirdupois unit

Definition: any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights


Synonyms: grain

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

Similar words: troy unit

Definition: any of the unit of the troy system of weights


Similar words: apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight

Definition: any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces


Synonyms: metric grain, grain

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

Similar words: metric weight unit, weight unit

Definition: a decimal unit of weight based on the gram


Synonyms: grain

Definition: the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

Similar words: leather

Definition: an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

Synonyms for (verb) grain

Synonyms: grain, granulate

Definition: become granular

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: grain, granulate

Definition: form into grains

Similar words: form

Definition: assume a form or shape

Usage: the water formed little beads


Synonyms: grain

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

Similar words: paint

Definition: apply paint to; coat with paint

Usage: We painted the rooms yellow


Synonyms: ingrain, grain

Definition: thoroughly work in

Usage: His hands were grained with dirt

Similar words: penetrate, perforate

Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest