Pronunciation: (grānd),[key] —adj. 1. having, reduced to, consisting of, or bearing grain or grains (usually used in combination): fine-grained sand; large-grained rice. 2. having a granular form, structure, or surface: wood and other grained materials. 3. having an artificially produced granular texture or pattern: grained kid. 4. marked by a particular quality (usually used in combination): tough-grained journalism.