grained

[ greynd ]
/ greɪnd /
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adjective

having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination): fine-grained sand; large-grained rice.
having a granular form, structure, or surface: wood and other grained materials.
having an artificially produced granular texture or pattern: grained kid.
marked by a particular quality (usually used in combination): tough-grained journalism.

Origin of grained

First recorded in 1520–30; grain + -ed3
Related formsgrained·ness [greynd-nis, grey-nid-] /ˈgreɪnd nɪs, ˈgreɪ nɪd-/, nounnon·grained, adjectiveun·grained, adjectivewell-grained, adjective

Definition for grained (2 of 2)

grain

[ greyn ]
/ greɪn /

noun


verb (used with object)

Origin of grain

1250–1300; Middle English grain, grein < Old French grain < Latin grānum seed, grain; see corn1
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British Dictionary definitions for grained

grain

/ (ɡreɪn) /

noun


verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsgrainer, noungrainless, adjective

Word Origin for grain

C13: from Old French, from Latin grānum
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Medicine definitions for grained

grain

[ grān ]

n.

A small, dry, one-seeded fruit of a cereal grass, having the fruit and the seed walls united.
The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group.
A relatively small discrete particulate or crystalline mass.
A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 0.002286 ounce (0.065 gram).

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Science definitions for grained

grain

[ grān ]

See caryopsis.
A small particle of something, such as salt, pollen, or sand.
A unit of weight in the US Customary System, equal to 21000 of an ounce (0.07 gram). See Table at measurement.

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Idioms and Phrases with grained

grain

see against the grain; with a grain of salt.


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