noun (often used with a singular verb)
Origin of grains
Definition for grains (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 grains
Baijiu is a general Chinese term for spirits made from grains.
From there, you can reintroduce some of the “grey area” foods like dairy and grains to see how you tolerate them.
All grains produce lectins, which selectively bind to unique proteins on the surfaces of bacteria, fungi, and insects.
All things considered, lower levels of U.S. economic activity tend to lead to lower demand for grains, steel, and oil.Shutdown? What Shutdown? It’s Time to Buy U.S. Government Bonds!|Daniel Gross|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And most American exports consist of goods like grains, or cherries, or electric turbines, or airplanes.Give Me Your Studious: American Universities Are Prolific Exporters|Daniel Gross|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In other forms the union of the grains by a calcareous or ferruginous cement necessitates the existence of distinct pylomes.
Of course in screenings, there is always considerable real wheat, though the grains are small.The Minute Man of the Frontier|W. G. Puddefoot
A dollar is 254⁄5 grains of a metal compound coined, of which nine parts are pure gold and one part a hardening alloy.Principles of Political Economy|Arthur Latham Perry
Scattered here and there were smaller rubies and sapphires, down to the size of grains of sand.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
You ought to give him from ten to twenty grains three times a day in an ounce of water.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for grains
- 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)
Derived Formsgrainer, noungrainless, adjective
Word Origin for grain
Medicine definitions for grains
Science definitions for grains
Idioms and Phrases with grains
see against the grain; with a grain of salt.