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graham

[grey-uh m, gram]
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adjective
  1. made of graham flour.

Origin of graham

First recorded in 1825–35

Graham

[grey-uh m, gram]
noun
  1. Katharine Meyer,1917–2001, U.S. newspaper publisher.
  2. Martha,1894–1991, U.S. dancer and choreographer.
  3. Thomas,1805–69, Scottish chemist.
  4. William FranklinBilly, born 1918, U.S. evangelist.
  5. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “gray home.”
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  • Then stir in the graham flour, adding the nuts while kneading.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • At five o'clock there was a dog-fight in front of Graham's drug-store.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "He's got a perfect right to advise me, Mr. Burnham," interposed Graham, rising.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "No, Mr. Graham's not in at present," Duncan told him civilly.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Graham was serious enough now; there wasn't any joke in what he had to say.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance


British Dictionary definitions for graham

graham

noun
  1. (modifier) mainly US and Canadian made of graham flourgraham crackers

Word Origin

C19: named after S. Graham (1794–1851), American dietetic reformer

Graham

noun
  1. Martha. 1893–1991, US dancer and choreographer
  2. Thomas. 1805–69, British physicist: proposed Graham's law (1831) of gaseous diffusion and coined the terms osmosis, crystalloids, and colloids
  3. William Franklin, known as Billy Graham. born 1918, US evangelist
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Word Origin and History for graham

Graham

in reference to crackers, etc., from unsifted whole-wheat flour, 1834, American English, from Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), U.S. dietetic reformer and temperance advocate. The family name is attested from early 12c., an Anglo-French form of the place name Grantham (Lincolnshire).

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