- A gram is a unit of measure in the metric system that equals one thousandth of a kilogram.
An example of a gram is .035 ounces or four pinches of salt.
- Gram is defined as a nickname for a grandmother.
An example of gram is your mom’s mom.
Origin of gramFrench gramme from Late Latin gramma, weight of two oboli from Gr, small weight, literally , what is written from graphein, to write: see graphic
Origin of gramPortuguese gr?o from Classical Latin granum: see grain
- something written down, drawn, or recorded: telegram, electrocardiogram
- a telegram or singing telegram, or something resembling this in some way: used esp. in nonce compounds: Mailgram, Candygram
Origin of -gramfrom Classical Greek gramma: see gram
nounAbbr. g or gm. or gr.
Origin of gramFrench gramme from Late Latin gramma a small weight from Greek something written, small weight ; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
- Any of several legumes, such as the chickpea, bearing seeds used as food.
- The seeds of such a plant.
Origin of gramObsolete Portuguese from Latin grānum seed ; see g&rlowring;ə-no- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of gramShortening and alteration of gramma 1or grandmother
Origin of -gramGreek -gramma from gramma letter ; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
Diminutive of grandmother
(comparative more gram, superlative most gram)
- (obsolete) angry
Old English, akin to grim.