Grained
Grain Grain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grained} (gr[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Graining.}] 1. To paint in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. To form (powder, sugar, etc.) into grains. [1913 Webster]

3. To take the hair off (skins); to soften and raise the grain of (leather, etc.). [1913 Webster]


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  • -grained — [ greınd ] suffix 1. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibers: fine grained rock 2. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Grained — (gr[=a]nd), a. 1. Having a grain; divided into small particles or grains; showing the grain; hence, rough. [1913 Webster] 2. Dyed in grain; ingrained. [1913 Webster] Persons lightly dipped, not grained, in generous honesty, are but pale in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grained — [ greınd ] adjective with fibers in a clear arrangement, pattern, or direction: grained oak doors …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grained — en·grained; grained; en·grained·ly; fil·i·grained; in·grained·ly; in·grained·ness; …   English syllables

  • grained — grainedness /graynd nis, gray nid /, n. /graynd/, adj. 1. having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination): fine grained sand; large grained rice. 2. having a granular form, structure, or surface: wood… …   Universalium

  • -grained — UK [ɡreɪnd] / US suffix 1) used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibres fine grained rock 2) used with some adjectives for describing substances that …   English dictionary

  • grained — UK [ɡreɪnd] / US adjective with fibres in a clear arrangement, pattern, or direction grained oak doors …   English dictionary

  • grained — adjective see grain I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grained — adj. [L. granum, grain] Dotted with small tubercules …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • grained — adjective a) Having a grain or grains b) Stained with an imitation wood grain …   Wiktionary

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