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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Grain as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

2 April 2021
Last seen in: The Mirror Classic

We found 24 answers for the crossword clue 'Grain', the most recent of which was seen in the The Mirror Classic.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Grain a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Grain as an answer itself some 158 times.

Grain is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Mirror Classic' on Wednesday, 03 March 2021 with the answer being OATS, we also found OATS to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Grain', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Grain' and give you a hint.

  • The smallest possible unit of anything; "there was a grain of truth in what he said"; "he does not have a grain of sense"
  • The physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
  • The direction, texture, or pattern of fibers found in wood or leather or stone or in a woven fabric; "saw the board across the grain"
  • Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
  • A relatively small granular particle of a substance; "a grain of sand"; "a grain of sugar"
  • Form into grains
  • 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • A cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
  • A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat
  • Dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn
  • 1/60 dram; equals an avoirdupois grain or 64.799 milligrams
  • The side of leather from which the hair has been removed
  • Become granular
  • Paint (a surface) to make it look like stone or wood
  • Thoroughly work in; "His hands were grained with dirt"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Grain'.

  • agrin

Crossword Answers

2 Letters


3 Letters


Seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')

Whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt

4 Letters

Something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"

The 9th letter of the Greek alphabet


The thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

A cylindrical tower used for storing silage

5 Letters

Grain intended to be or that has been ground

A strong yellow color

A variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

6 Letters

A grain of barley

A breakfast food prepared from grain

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

Small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica

7 Letters

Produce or try to produce a vivid impression of; "Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us"

The musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together; "then another melodic line is added to the texture"

8 Letters

The airfoil on the tailplane of an aircraft that makes it ascend or descend

9 Letters

Dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

Form into grains

A tiny or scarcely detectable amount

11 Letters

A weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

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