English - Vietnamese Dictionary
grain /grein/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ (danh từ tập thể số ít)
- hạt, hột
- a grain of rice: hạt gạo
- grains of sand: hạt cát
- một chút, mảy may
- without a grain of love: không một mảy may yêu thương
- thớ (gỗ)
- wood of fine grain: gỗ thớ mịn
- with the grain: dọc thớ, thuận theo thớ
- against the grain: ngang thớ
- tính chất, bản chất; tính tình, khuynh hướng
- in grain: về bản chất; triệt để, hoàn toàn
- a rogue in grain: một thằng chúa đểu
- man of coarse grain: người thô lỗ
- Gren (đơn vị trọng lượng bằng 0, 0648 gam)
- phẩm yên chi (để nhuộm); (thơ ca) màu nhuộm
- to be (go) against the grain
- ngoại động từ
- sơn già vân (như vân gỗ, vân đá)
- cạo sạch lông (da để thuộc)
+a small hard particle
+foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
+a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
+1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
+1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
+dry seedlike fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
+the direction or texture of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric
+thoroughly work in
+paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
+form into grains
Advanced English Dictionary
1 seed, kernel, stone, pip, pit:
Grains from each crop are stored ready for sowing.
2 cereal, corn, grist:
The grain harvest was sparse this year.
3 particle, bit, fragment, crumb, speck, granule, morsel, mote, molecule, atom, fleck, iota, ounce, scrap, trace, scintilla, hint, suggestion, whit, jot (or tittle), dab, soupçon, taste, Colloq US and Canadian smidgen or smidgin:
There's not a grain of truth in anything that's been said.
4 texture, pattern, fibre, weave, nap:
Use a different kind of saw for cutting across the grain.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 [U, C] the small hard seeds of food plants such as wheat, rice, etc.; a single seed of such a plant: America's grain exports + a few grains of rice
See also - WHOLEGRAIN
2 [C] a small hard piece of particular substances: a grain of salt / sand / sugar
3 [C] (used especially in negative sentences) a very small amount: There isn't a grain of truth in those rumours. + If he had a grain of sensitivity he wouldn't have asked her about her divorce.
4 [C] the smallest unit of weight, equal to 0.00143 of a pound or 0.0648 of a GRAM, used for example for weighing medicines: The analysis showed a few grains of arsenic in the solution.
5 [U] the natural direction of lines in wood, fabric, etc. or of layers of rock; the pattern of lines that you can see: to cut a piece of wood along / across the grain
6 [U, C] how rough or smooth a surface feels: wood of coarse / fine grain
Idioms: be / go against the grain to be or do sth different from what is normal or natural: It really goes against the grain to have to work on a Sunday.
1 seeds of wheat, etc.
VERB + GRAIN
grow, produce | sow | store
GRAIN + NOUN
harvest, production, yield | exports, imports
2 natural pattern of lines in wood
fine, smooth | coarse, rough | natural
This wood has a beautiful natural grain.
across/against the ~, along/with the ~
Cut the wood along the grain.
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