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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.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 24 answers for the crossword clue 'Grain', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

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 159 times.

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

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 with the answer being MAIZE, but the most popular answer for this clue is RYE.

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

Foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses

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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