Synonyms for (noun) grain

texture, grain

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

breadfruit has the same texture as bread; sand of a fine grain; fish with a delicate flavor and texture; a stone of coarse grain


grain

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

saw the board across the grain

LESS SPECIFIC: texture


grain

the smallest possible unit of anything

there was a grain of truth in what he said; he does not have a grain of sense

LESS SPECIFIC: littleness, smallness


grain, food grain, cereal

foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

LESS SPECIFIC: food product, foodstuff


grain

a relatively small granular particle of a substance

a grain of sand; a grain of sugar

LESS SPECIFIC: atom, speck, particle, molecule, mote, corpuscle


grain

a cereal grass

wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas

LESS SPECIFIC: cereal, cereal grass


caryopsis, grain

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

LESS SPECIFIC: seed


grain

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

LESS SPECIFIC: avoirdupois unit


grain

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


metric grain, grain

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


grain

the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

LESS SPECIFIC: leather

Synonyms for (verb) grain

grain, granulate

become granular

LESS SPECIFIC: deform, change form, change shape


grain, granulate

form into grains

LESS SPECIFIC: form


grain

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

LESS SPECIFIC: paint


ingrain, grain

thoroughly work in

His hands were grained with dirt

LESS SPECIFIC: penetrate, perforate