1. the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

    Synonyms : texture
    Type Of : makeup, make-up, constitution, composition, physical composition
    Examples :
    • sand of a fine grain
    • a stone of coarse grain
  2. thoroughly work in

    Synonyms : ingrain
    Type Of : perforate, penetrate
    Examples :
    • His hands were grained with dirt
  3. form into grains

    Synonyms : granulate
    Type Of : form
  4. become granular

    Synonyms : granulate
    Type Of : change shape, deform, change form
  5. a weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

    Synonyms : metric grain
    Type Of : weight unit, metric weight unit
  6. dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

    Synonyms : caryopsis
    Type Of : seed
  7. foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

    Synonyms : cereal, food grain
    Type Of : foodstuff, food product
  8. 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams

    Type Of : apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight, troy unit
  9. 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

    Type Of : avoirdupois unit
  10. a cereal grass

    Type Of : cereal, cereal grass
    Examples :
    • wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas
  11. a relatively small granular particle of a substance

    Type Of : particle, mote, molecule, atom, corpuscle, speck
    Examples :
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  12. paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood

    Type Of : paint
  13. the direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric

    Type Of : texture
    Examples :
    • saw the board across the grain
  14. the side of leather from which the hair has been removed

    Type Of : leather
  15. the smallest possible unit of anything

    Type Of : smallness, littleness
    Examples :
    • there was a grain of truth in what he said
    • he does not have a grain of sense

go away

  1. move away from a place into another direction

    Synonyms : depart, go
    Type Of : exit, leave, get out, go out
  2. become invisible or unnoticeable

    Synonyms : disappear, vanish
    Type Of : terminate, cease, finish, end, stop
  3. get lost, as without warning or explanation

    Synonyms : disappear, vanish
  4. go away from a place

    Synonyms : go forth, leave


  1. in a gradual manner

    Synonyms : bit by bit, step by step
    Examples :
    • the snake moved gradually toward its victim


  1. a coming into being

    Synonyms : genesis
    Type Of : beginning
  2. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

    Synonyms : multiplication, propagation
    Type Of : facts of life, reproduction, breeding, procreation
  3. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

    Synonyms : coevals, contemporaries
    Type Of : people
  4. a stage of technological development or innovation

    Type Of : phase, stage
    Examples :
    • the third generation of computers
  5. group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

    Type Of : biological group
  6. the normal time between successive generations

    Type Of : period of time, period, time period
    Examples :
    • they had to wait a generation for that prejudice to fade
  7. the production of heat or electricity

    Type Of : production
    Examples :
    • dams were built for the generation of electricity


  1. someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

    Synonyms : body snatcher, graverobber
    Type Of : stealer, thief
  2. an evil spirit or ghost

    Type Of : evil spirit


  1. give surety or assume responsibility

    Synonyms : vouch
    Type Of : plight, pledge
  2. stand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of

    Synonyms : warrant
    Type Of : plunk for, endorse, support, back, indorse, plump for
  3. promise to do or accomplish

    Synonyms : undertake
    Type Of : promise, assure
    Examples :
    • guarantee to free the prisoners
  4. a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications

    Synonyms : warrant, warrantee, warranty
    Type Of : assurance, pledge
  5. make certain of

    Synonyms : assure, ensure, insure, secure
    Examples :
    • Preparation will guarantee success!
  6. a collateral agreement to answer for the debt of another in case that person defaults

    Synonyms : guaranty
    Type Of : collateral
  7. an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true

    Type Of : assurance, pledge
    Examples :
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying


  1. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

    Synonyms : gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
  2. optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

    Synonyms : diffraction grating
    Type Of : optical device
  3. a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : barrier
  4. a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

    Synonyms : grate
    Type Of : frame, framework


  1. having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

    Synonyms : aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly
    Examples :
    • glittery costume jewelry


  1. fool or hoax

    Synonyms : befool, cod, dupe, fool, put on, put one across, put one over, slang, take in
    Type Of : deceive, betray, lead astray
  2. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    Synonyms : chump, fall guy, fool, mark, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker
    Type Of : dupe, victim
  3. mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

    Synonyms : sea gull, seagull
    Type Of : larid
  4. make a fool or dupe of

    Synonyms : befool, fool
    Type Of : delude, cozen, lead on, deceive


  1. with extreme care or delicacy

    Examples :
    • they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones
    • the issue was handled only in a gingerly way
  2. in a gingerly manner

    Examples :
    • gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket