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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10−3) of a kilogram.
  • noun A grandmother.
  • noun Any of several legumes, such as the chickpea, bearing seeds used as food.
  • noun The seeds of such a plant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Anger; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
  • An abbreviation of grammar.
  • Angry; fierce.
  • A terminal element in nouns of Greek origin, denoting ‘that which is written or marked,’ as in diagram, epigram, program, monogram, telegram, etc.
  • noun In kinematics, the curve described by a point of a link-motion.
  • noun In the metric system, a unit of mass.
  • To vex; make angry or sorry.
  • To grieve; be sorry.
  • In the East Indies, the chick-pea, Cicer arietinum, there used extensively as fodder for horses and cattle, and also in cakes, curries, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun (Physics) a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade.
  • noun (Electrolysis) that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.
  • adjective obsolete Angry.
  • noun (Bot.) The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A unit of mass equal to one-thousandth of a kilogram. Symbol: g
  • noun A group of leguminous plants that are grown for their seeds.
  • noun uncountable The seeds of these plants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
  • noun Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek, something written, small weight; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shortening and alteration of gramma or grandmother.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Obsolete Portuguese, from Latin grānum, seed; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French gramme, from Ancient Greek γραμμάριον (grammárion, "weight of two obols"), from γραμμή (grammḗ, "line").

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