Graining Synonyms & Definitions

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• GrainingDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A small European fresh-water fish (Leuciscus vulgaris); - called also dobule, and dace.
  2. (n.) Painting or staining, in imitation of the grain of wood, atone, etc.
  3. (n.) Indentation; roughening; milling, as on edges of coins.
  4. (n.) The process of separating soap from spent lye, as with salt.
  5. (n.) A process in dressing leather, by which the skin is softened and the grain raised.

• GrainDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (v. t.) To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.
  2. (v. t.) To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.).
  3. (n.) A blade of a sword, knife, etc.
  4. (n.) The composite particles of any substance; that arrangement of the particles of any body which determines its comparative roughness or hardness; texture; as, marble, sugar, sandstone, etc., of fine grain.
  5. (n.) One the branches of a valley or of a river.
  6. () The unit of the English system of weights; -- so called because considered equal to the average of grains taken from the middle of the ears of wheat. 7,000 grains constitute the pound avoirdupois, and 5,760 grains the pound troy. A grain is equal to .0648 gram. See Gram.
  7. (a.) Temper; natural disposition; inclination.
  8. (n.) The remains of grain, etc., after brewing or distillation; hence, any residuum. Also called draff.
  9. (n.) An iron first speak or harpoon, having four or more barbed points.
  10. (n.) The fruit of certain grasses which furnish the chief food of man, as corn, wheat, rye, oats, etc., or the plants themselves; -- used collectively.
  11. (n.) A reddish dye made from the coccus insect, or kermes; hence, a red color of any tint or hue, as crimson, scarlet, etc.; sometimes used by the poets as equivalent to Tyrian purple.
  12. (n.) The fiber which forms the substance of wood or of any fibrous material.
  13. (n.) To form grains, or to assume a granular ferm, as the result of crystallization; to granulate.
  14. (n.) A branch of a tree; a stalk or stem of a plant.
  15. (n.) A rounded prominence on the back of a sepal, as in the common dock. See Grained, a., 4.
  16. (n.) A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of those plants, like wheat, whose seeds are used for food.
  17. (n.) The hair side of a piece of leather, or the marking on that side.
  18. (n.) The direction, arrangement, or appearance of the fibers in wood, or of the strata in stone, slate, etc.
  19. (v. t.) To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains.
  20. (n.) To yield fruit.
  21. (n.) A tine, prong, or fork.
  22. (n.) Any small, hard particle, as of sand, sugar, salt, etc.; hence, any minute portion or particle; as, a grain of gunpowder, of pollen, of starch, of sense, of wit, etc.
  23. (v. & n.) See Groan.
  24. (a.) A sort of spice, the grain of paradise.
  25. (n.) A thin piece of metal, used in a mold to steady a core.

• Graining.Definition & Meaning in English

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grain