American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a kilogram. See Table at measurement.
- n. Any of several plants, such as the chickpea, bearing seeds widely used as food in tropical Asia.
- n. The seeds of such a plant.
- n. Informal A grandmother.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Angry; fierce.
- n. Anger; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
- To vex; make angry or sorry.
- To grieve; be sorry.
- n. In the metric system, a unit of mass. It is defined as the thousandth part of the mass of a certain piece of platinum preserved at Paris and called the Kilogramme des Archives. The intention was that the mass of a cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density should be one gram, and this is very nearly true. A gram is equal to 15.432 + troy grains. Abbreviation (by an international convention) gr.
- In the East Indies, the chick-pea, Cicer arietinum, there used extensively as fodder for horses and cattle, and also in cakes, curries, etc.
- An abbreviation of grammar.
- A terminal element in nouns of Greek origin, denoting ‘that which is written or marked,’ as in diagram, epigram, program, monogram, telegram, etc. Formerly and in programme still often written -gramme, after the French form. In the metric terms decagram, hectogram, etc., it is merely the word gram in composition.
- n. In kinematics, the curve described by a point of a link-motion.
- n. A unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram. Symbol: g
- n. A group of leguminous plants that are grown for their seeds.
- n. uncountable The seeds of these plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Angry.
- n. (Bot.) The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
- n. The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See grain, n., 4.
- n. a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
- n. Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
- From French gramme, from Ancient Greek γραμμάριον (grammárion, "weight of two obols"), from γραμμή (grammḗ, "line"). (Wiktionary)
- French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek, something written, small weight; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.Obsolete Portuguese, from Latin grānum, seed; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.Shortening and alteration of gramma1 or grandmother. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As little as 1 gram is toxic to dogs that weigh approximately 20 pounds.”
“Toby essentially says everything that I've been thinking about the current fuss over yet another bile-o-gram from the editor of Helix, this one sent in a "professional" capacity.”
“Pakoda are vegetables covered in gram flour batter and then deep fried, known more commonly in the states as “pakora””
“The service returns a string, if successful, the URL where the gram is stored.”
“The only real difference between beach sand, worth $0, and a microchip, worth thousands of dollars a gram, is what the human mind has added.”
“Oh, TOO cool: A Stanford program is publishing Sherlock Holmes stories as they were originally serialized in The Strand magazine.”
“Each of these female flowers may be fertilized independently by a pollen gram from a male flower.”
“A cube of water at 40 centigrade, and measuring on each edge 1/100 of a meter was taken and called a gram, which is about equal to 15 of our grains.”
“The word gram (_Cicer arietinum_) is misprinted 'grain' in the author's text, in this place and in many others.”
“Each dose contains 50 micrograms (a microgram is one-millionth of a gram and a gram is the weight of one-fifth of a teaspoon of water).”
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