Definition for grained (2 of 2)
- the fibers or yarn in a piece of fabric as differentiated from the fabric itself.
- the direction of threads in a woven fabric in relation to the selvage.
verb (used with object)
- to remove the hair from (skins).
- to soften and raise the grain of (leather).
Origin of grain
Examples from the Web for grained
The work was not grained until October, 1886, and neither wax nor anything else was used for megilp.
Oak may be grained in distemper—that is, using beer or alcohol for a vehicle with the color, instead of oil.
Beware of false mantels, and grotesque grille-work, and imitation stained glass, and grained woodwork.The House in Good Taste|Elsie de Wolfe
The nave has a ceiling, and there are deal doors, painted and grained to resemble oak.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
The color if the wood is grained in its natural color is made from raw sienna weakened down to suit by the addition of whiting.Graining and Marbling|Frederick Maire
British Dictionary definitions for grained
- the general direction or arrangement of the fibrous elements in paper or woodto saw across the grain
- the pattern or texture of wood resulting from such an arrangementthe attractive grain of the table
- the granular texture of a rock, mineral, etc
- the appearance of a rock, mineral, etc, determined by the size and arrangement of its constituents
- the outer (hair-side) layer of a hide or skin from which the hair or wool has been removed
- the pattern on the outer surface of such a hide or skin
verb (mainly tr)
- to remove the hair or wool from (a hide or skin) before tanning
- to raise the grain pattern on (leather)
Word Origin for grain
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Idioms and Phrases with grained
see against the grain; with a grain of salt.