Meaning of GRAIN in English

GRAIN

noun

1 seeds of wheat, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , small

▪ whole

The journal reports that eating whole ~s protects against diabetes.

▪ cereal , rice , wheat , etc.

▪ pollen

VERB + GRAIN

▪ grow , produce

▪ store

GRAIN + NOUN

▪ harvest , production , yield

▪ crop

▪ exports , imports

▪ elevator (= a building used for storing grain) ( AmE )

2 natural pattern of lines in wood

ADJECTIVE

▪ fine , smooth

▪ coarse

▪ natural

This wood has a beautiful natural ~.

▪ wood

PREPOSITION

▪ across the ~ , against the ~

▪ along the ~ , with the ~

Cut the wood along the ~.

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