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Definition of "grained" []

  • The small hard seedlike fruit of a grass, esp a cereal plant (noun)
  • A mass of such fruits, esp when gathered for food (noun)
  • The plants, collectively, from which such fruits are harvested (noun)
  • A small hard particle (noun)
  • The general direction or arrangement of the fibrous elements in paper or wood (noun)
  • The pattern or texture of wood resulting from such an arrangement (noun)
  • The relative size of the particles of a substance (noun)
  • The granular texture of a rock, mineral, etc (noun)
  • The appearance of a rock, mineral, etc, determined by the size and arrangement of its constituents (noun)
  • The outer (hair-side) layer of a hide or skin from which the hair or wool has been removed (noun)
  • The pattern on the outer surface of such a hide or skin (noun)
  • A surface artificially imitating the grain of wood, leather, stone, etc; graining (noun)
  • The smallest unit of weight in the avoirdupois, Troy, and apothecaries' systems, based on the average weight of a grain of wheat: in the avoirdupois system it equals 1⁄7000 of a pound, and in the Troy and apothecaries' systems it equals 1⁄5760 of a pound. 1 grain is equal to 0.0648 gram (noun)
  • A metric unit of weight used for pearls or diamonds, equal to 50 milligrams or one quarter of a carat (noun)
  • The threads or direction of threads in a woven fabric (noun)
  • Any of a large number of particles in a photographic emulsion, the size of which limit the extent to which an image can be enlarged without serious loss of definition (noun)
  • A granular effect in a television picture caused by electrical noise (noun)
  • Cleavage lines in crystalline material, parallel to growth planes (noun)
  • Any of a large number of small crystals forming a polycrystalline solid, each having a regular array of atoms that differs in orientation from that of the surrounding crystallites (noun)
  • A state of crystallization (noun)
  • A very small amount (noun)
  • Natural disposition, inclination, or character (esp in the phrase go against the grain) (noun)
  • A homogenous mass of solid propellant in a form designed to give the required combustion characteristics for a particular rocket (noun)
  • Kermes or a red dye made from this insect (noun)
  • To form grains or cause to form into grains; granulate; crystallize (verb)
  • To give a granular or roughened appearance or texture to (verb)
  • To paint, stain, etc, in imitation of the grain of wood or leather (verb)
  • To remove the hair or wool from (a hide or skin) before tanning (verb)
  • To raise the grain pattern on (leather) (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of grain. (verb)

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  • Having a grain or grains (adjective)
  • Stained with an imitation wood grain (adjective)
  • Having a specified type of grain e.g. close-grained (adjective)

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Use "grained" in a sentence
  • "Many of the food blogs I read were extolling the delights of Risotto and then the final straw - I was in the supermarket in the grains aisle, my handbag had slipped off my shoulder, I bent down to pick it up and when I stood up I was at eye-level with a row of Arborio rice, one of the main short-grained rice used to make Risotto."
  • "In the worsted rosettes of the bell-ropes, in the plaster picture-frames, in the painted tea-tray and on the cups, in the pediment of the sideboard, in the ornament that crowns the barometer, in the finials of sofa and arm-chair, in the finger-plates of the "grained" door, is to be seen the ineffectual portrait or to be traced the stale inspiration of the flower."
  • "From the original (not reproduction) wheel knock off hubs to the NOS grease gun - the correct and original "grained" Cobra emblems to the original restored 16 "steering wheel - from the" ultra-rare "accessory wood shift knob to the correct rivets in the owner's manual in the glove box, minute details abound."