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There are 15 meanings of the word Grain.

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Grain - as a noun

A relatively small granular particle of a substance

Example: "A grain of sand"

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Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

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cereal8food grain
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food productfoodstuff19
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The side of leather from which the hair has been removed

A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

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metric grain

1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

Dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, indian corn

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A cereal grass

Example: "Wheat is a grain that is grown in kansas"

The smallest possible unit of anything

Example: "There was a grain of truth in what he said"

The direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

Example: "Saw the board across the grain"

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The physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

Example: "Breadfruit has the same texture as bread"

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composition17constitution14make-upmakeup14physical composition
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Grain - as a verb

Thoroughly work in

Example: "His hands were grained with dirt"

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Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

Form into grains

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Become granular

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Example Sentences

"He picked up a grain of sand and examined it closely."
"The farmer grew different grains such as wheat, corn, and barley."
"She prefers whole grain bread over white bread."
"The wood has a beautiful grain pattern."
"He added a pinch of salt to season the grains of rice."
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Word Game Points

Is GRAIN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, grain is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

GRAIN has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is GRAIN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, grain is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
GRAIN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is GRAIN a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, grain is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
GRAIN has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

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