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1. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] a relatively small granular particle of a substance.

Synonyms

  • speck
  • molecule
  • mote
  • particle
  • granule
  • atom

Antonyms

  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight
  • crookedness

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Grain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Sentences with grain


1. Noun, singular or mass
Thinly slice the meat against the grain and serve it while it's still hot.

2. Verb, base form
However, many vodka enthusiasts prefer drinking potato vodka to grain vodka.

Quotes about grain


1. Actually I think Art lies in both directions - the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.
- Peter Hammill

2. To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

3. I'm happy to say that at 62, I think I've reached that point where stuff doesn't bother me as much, and my gratitude level has gone way up, especially having gone through the loss that I've had, and losing so many of the great artists that I was close to. They taught me how to see it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor and perspective.
- Bonnie Raitt

2. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses.

Synonyms

  • oat
  • barleycorn
  • edible corn
  • barley
  • wild rice
  • groats
  • rice
  • food grain
  • millet
  • malt
  • Indian rice
  • wheat
  • grist
  • buckwheat
  • cereal
  • food product
  • foodstuff
  • corn

Antonyms

  • uncut
  • strength
  • sharpness
  • crooked

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

3. grain

verb. ['ˈgreɪn'] paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood.

Antonyms

  • ostentation

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

4. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] the smallest possible unit of anything.

Synonyms

  • smallness

Antonyms

  • bigness
  • exit

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

5. grain

verb. ['ˈgreɪn'] become granular.

Synonyms

  • deform
  • change shape
  • change form

Antonyms

  • greatness
  • commodiousness
  • immensity
  • sizeableness

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

6. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] a cereal grass.

Synonyms

  • cereal

Antonyms

  • type
  • antitype

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

7. grain

verb. ['ˈgreɪn'] form into grains.

Synonyms

  • granulate

Antonyms

  • comprehensiveness
  • breadth

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

8. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] the side of leather from which the hair has been removed.

Antonyms

  • immenseness

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

9. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance).

Synonyms

  • texture
  • composition
  • make-up
  • constitution
  • makeup

Antonyms

  • smoothness
  • fine
  • roughness
  • coarse

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)

10. grain

noun. ['ˈgreɪn'] the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric.

Synonyms

  • graining
  • texture
  • woodgrain
  • woodgraining
  • woodiness

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • stay
  • unbend
  • untwist

Etymology

  • grain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • granum (Latin)
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