grain grain  /ˈɡreɪn/


  1. (n) a relatively small granular particle of a substance
  2. (n) foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  3. (n) the side of leather from which the hair has been removed
  4. (n) a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  5. (n) 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  6. (n) 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  7. (n) dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  8. (n) a cereal grass
  9. (n) the smallest possible unit of anything
  10. (n) the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
  11. (n) the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
  12. (v) thoroughly work in
  13. (v) paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  14. (v) form into grains
  15. (v) become granular

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  1. Minara and her neighbor, Rezina Begum, whose husband is an invalid, are still receiving grain handouts, but these may end by next year.
  2. As union protests go, the campaign led by AFL-CIO President George Meany and maritime union chiefs against the latest Soviet purchase of American grain is unusual, to say the least.
  3. Some of the recent estimates of Soviet grain requirements are frightening.


  1. Grain News

    St. Paul, MN— CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy grains and foods company and the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Elburn Cooperative , an integrated grain and ag retail company headquartered in Sycamore, Ill., announced June 13 creation of a joint venture company which will offer agronomy retail products and services.
    on June 13, 2013     Source:

  2. GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day

    GRAIN HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Grain futures mixed in rangebound trade after USDA report - U.S. grain futures were mixed during early U.S. morning hours on Thursday, as investors continued to digest the previous session's U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly report
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "We hear speculation, this guy, that guy. It's almost like trade rumors," Marlins outfielder Cody Ross said. "You take it all with a grain of salt. Whoever they put in there can hopefully get us going and get us to be one of those final eight...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Cody Ross Source: The Associated Press

  2. "My whole job in that first half-mile was to keep his face clean," Desormeaux said. "There's not a grain of sand on most of his body."
    on May 17, 2008 By: Kent Desormeaux Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Mark is going against the grain on this decision and he knows that. He knows that coming out early is a tremendous challenge for a quarterback and the statistics don't back up that it's easy to be successful in the way that he's going about...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Pete Carroll Source: USA Today

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