grain

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgreɪn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/greɪn/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grān)

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grain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a grain of [sand, rice]
  2. grain to feed the [livestock, cows]
  3. do not have enough grain in your diet
  4. need more grain in your diet
  5. is my favorite [kind, type] of grain
  6. [stored, processed] grains
  7. [ship, store] tons of grain
  8. [harvest, grind, cultivate] grain
  9. grains of all types
  10. is a grain from [Peru]
  11. a few grains of [salt, pepper, gold, gunpowder]
  12. is not a grain of truth in [it, what he says]
  13. idiom: take [it] with a grain of salt
  14. the [wood, leather] grain
  15. sand the wood with the grain
  16. the wood's grain is [beautiful, unique]
  17. a piece of end grain
  18. idiom: goes against her grain to [spend, make, haggle, buy]
  19. idiom: might as well go with the grain
n as adj
  1. [whole, nine] -grain bread
  2. a grain elevator
  3. grain [production, cultivation, yield, export]
  4. has a [beautiful, unique] grain pattern
  5. a piece of end-grain wood
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