1. A relatively small granular particle of a substance (synset 109313683)
    "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
  2. Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses (synset 107818393)
  3. The side of leather from which the hair has been removed (synset 114784518)
  4. A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat (synset 113745414)
  5. 1/60 dram;
    Equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams (synset 113743998)
  6. 1/7000 pound;
    Equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams (synset 113741788)
  7. Dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn (synset 112177336)
  8. A cereal grass (synset 112161902)
    "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
  9. The smallest possible unit of anything (synset 105114622)
    "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"
  10. The direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric (synset 104957890)
    "saw the board across the grain"
  11. The physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance) (synset 104941397)
    "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. Thoroughly work in (synset 201533686)
    "His hands were grained with dirt"
  2. Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood (synset 201365708)
  3. Form into grains (synset 200143989)
  4. Become granular (synset 200141344)

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