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Another word for grain

  1. A tiny amount

      1. A mark on a surface differing sharply in color from its surroundings.
      2. A blemish, mark, or pimple on the skin.
      3. A stain or blot.
      1. The least bit; an iota:
      1. Something of little importance or value.
      2. A small amount; a jot.
      3. A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum, or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.
      1. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
      2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
      1. A small spot, mark, or discoloration.
      2. A tiny amount; a bit:
      3. To mark with specks.
      1. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
      1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
      2. A small amount; a particle:
      3. To cut or tear into shreds.
      1. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to about 1.3 grams, or 20 grains.
      3. A minute part or amount.
      1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
      2. Leftover bits of food.
      3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
      1. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
      2. A very small or the smallest possible amount, trace, or degree:
      3. A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight, equal to 480 grains (31.103 grams).
      3. A fluid ounce.
      1. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
      2. A scrap; a bit.
      1. The smallest particle of a substance that retains the chemical and physical properties of the substance and is composed of two or more atoms; a group of like or different atoms held together by chemical forces.
      2. A small particle; a tiny bit.
      1. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      1. In the United States,160 of a fluid dram (0.0616 milliliter).
      2. In Great Britain,120 of a scruple (0.0592 milliliter).
      3. A half note.
      1. The smallest bit; iota.
      2. To write down briefly or hastily:
      1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
      2. A very small amount; a bit:
      1. A small part broken off or detached.
      2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
      3. A sentence fragment.
      1. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
      2. Liquid medicine administered in drops.
      3. A small quantity of a substance:
      1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
      2. A unit of apothecary weight equal to18 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
      3. A small draft:
      1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
      2. Such a mark used in orthography, as above an i.
      3. The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper:
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. To apply with short poking strokes:
      2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist substance:
      3. To rub or pat (something) lightly:
      1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
      2. A small fragment, scrap, or portion:
      3. The soft inner portion of bread.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
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Another word for grain

  1. A particle

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  2. Character imparted by fiber

      1. A brief sleep, often during the day.
      2. To sleep for a brief period, often during the day; doze.
      3. To be unaware of imminent danger or trouble; be off guard:
      1. One of a set of hard, bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates, usually rooted in sockets and typically composed of a core of soft pulp surrounded by a layer of hard dentin that is coated with cementum or enamel at the crown and used for biting or chewing food or as a means of attack or defense.
      2. A similar hard projection in an invertebrate, such as one of a set of projections on the hinge of a bivalve or on the radula of a snail.
      3. A projecting part resembling a tooth in shape or function, as on a comb, gear, or saw.
      1. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      2. The art or action of directing a musical or theatrical production.
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. Belonging to the present time:
      2. Being in progress now:
      3. Passing from one to another; circulating:
      1. The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.
      2. Yarn used for the weft.
      3. Woven fabric.
      1. A fine, very thin fabric, such as gauze.
      2. Tissue paper.
      3. A soft, absorbent piece of paper used as toilet paper, a handkerchief, or a towel.
      1. A principal raw material or commodity grown or produced in a region.
      2. A major item of trade in steady demand.
      3. A basic dietary item, such as flour, rice, or corn.
      1. A cloth produced especially by knitting, weaving, or felting fibers.
      2. The texture or quality of such cloth.
      3. A complex underlying structure:
      1. A characteristic likelihood:
      2. A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
      3. A characteristic pattern or point of view:
      1. The state of being striated or having striae.
      2. One of a number of parallel lines or scratches on the surface of a rock that were inscribed by rock fragments embedded in the base of a glacier as it moved across the rock.
      3. The form taken by striae.
      1. The underlying structure on which something is built; a base or foundation:
      1. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
      2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts:
      3. The appearance and feel of a surface: