What does the word grain mean?

Usage examples for grain

  1. For this same money, though it will be given, Will yet come from them much against the grain; But I have found a way to force them to't. – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  2. On the ground some grain was scattered. – Five Little Friends by Sherred Willcox Adams Maud and Miska Petersham
  3. Honestly, I do feel a deep interest in farming; and of all the grain that grows I dearly love the barley. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton