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Grain is a word used to describe the direction of the fibers or layers inside a natural material like wood or stone. Materials with a grain are very easy to split along the direction of the grain, and they are naturally stronger if the grain is run lengthways along a piece of that material. Anything else that has a distinct direction in what it is made from can also be described as having a grain, such as the direction of fur on an animal's hide.

Grain rhymes with ...

Wane, Domain, Plane (tool), Butane, Chain, Refrain ... see all