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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; 1/1000 of a kilogram.

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: g, 5 gr, 1 2 gr. 3 3; Also, esp. Brit., gramme.

Origin of gram:

1790–1800; < F gramme < LL gramma a small weight < Gk grámma something drawn, a small weight


  1. any of several beans, as the chickpea or mung bean, used as food.

    Category: Plants

Origin of gram:

1695–1705; < Pg grão < L grānumgrain


  1. a combining form meaning “something written, drawn, or plotted” (

    diagram; epigram


    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare -graph. 3

Origin of -gram:

< Gk -gramma, comb. form of grámma something written or drawn


  1. kilogram.

    Category: Weights and Measures, Affix

    Ref: a combining form of gram1 1 1


  1. candygram; strippergram

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony, Affix

    Ref: a combining form extracted from telegram


  1. grammar.

    Category: Grammar

  2. grammatical.

    Category: Grammar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gram, gramme, gm, g(noun)

    a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

  2. Gram, Hans C. J. Gram(noun)

    Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gram(noun)æm

    a measure of weight

    an insect weighing only a few grams


  1. gram(Noun)

    A group of leguminous plants that are grown for their seeds.

  2. gram(Noun)

    The seeds of these plants.

  3. Origin: Germanic *.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gram(adj)


  2. Gram(noun)

    the East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food

  3. Gram(noun)

    alt. of Gramme


  1. Gram

    The gram is a metric system unit of mass. Originally defined as "the absolute weight of a volume of pure water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of a metre, and at the temperature of melting ice", a gram is now defined as one one-thousandth of the SI base unit, the kilogram, or 1×10^−3 kg, which itself is defined as being equal to the mass of a physical prototype preserved by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

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the basic unit of weight in the metric system.

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