[grey-nee] /ˈgreɪ ni/
adjective, grainier, grainiest.
resembling ; granular.
full of or .
having a natural or simulated , as wood, wallpaper, etc.
Photography. (of a negative or positive) having a granular appearance.
adjective grainier, grainiest
resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular
resembling the grain of wood, leather, etc
(photog) having poor definition because of large grain size
1610s, from grain + -y (2). In Middle English, grain also was used as an adjective, “like grain, lumpy, spotted” (early 15c.).
[greyn] /greɪn/ noun 1. a small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant such as wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, or millet. 2. the gathered seed of food plants, especially of cereal plants. 3. such plants collectively. 4. any small, hard particle, as of sand, gold, pepper, or gunpowder. 5. the smallest unit […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, that often occurs in straw and normally feeds on the larvae of insects but opportunistically bites humans, causing an itching dermatitis.
- Grain of salt
noun skepticism, reservation Word Origin Latin cum grano salis, based on antidote to poison needing a grain of salt to work Usage Note used with ‘with a’ To “take something with a grain of salt” is to view a statement with a skeptical attitude. “She took the claim that he didn’t want to be president […]
noun, Metallurgy. 1. any chemical added to a molten metal or alloy to check grain growth.