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  • noun
    plural grains
    [noncount] :the seeds of plants (such as wheat, corn, and rice) that are used for food
    The machine grinds grain into flouralso;  [count] :a single seed of wheatcornriceetc.
    a grain of rice
    a plant that produces grain [count]
    [count] a small, hard piece of something
    a grain of sand/salt - see also take (somethingwith a grain of salt at 1salt
    a very small amount of something
    There is not a grain of truth in what he said.
    [count] the way the lines or fibers in something (such as wood) are arranged - usually singular
    She sanded the wood in the direction of the grain.
    the way that the surface of something feels when it is touched - usually singular
    The wood has a fine/coarse grain.
    [count] :a unit of weight equal to 0.0648 grams
    against the grain
    To be/go against the grain is to be different or to act in a way that is different from what is normal or usual.
    If something goes against your grain, it does not seem right or natural to you.

    * Các từ tương tự:
    grain elevator, grainy