- 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.
gram definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French gramme ; from Late Latin gramma, weight of two oboli ; from Classical Greek small weight, literally , what is written ; from graphein, to write: see graphic
Origin: Portuguese grāo ; 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: ; from Classical Greek gramma: see gram
gram definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. g or gm. or gr.
Origin: French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek, something written, small weight; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
- Any of several plants, such as the chickpea, bearing seeds widely used as food in tropical Asia.
- The seeds of such a plant.
Origin: Obsolete Portuguese, from Latin grānum, seed; see gṛə-no- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Shortening and alteration of gramma1 or grandmother.
- Something written or drawn; a record: cardiogram.
- A direct mail solicitation or personally delivered message or gift: candygram.
Origin: Greek -gramma, from gramma, letter; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from telegram.
gram - Computer Definition
gram - Cultural Definition
The basic unit of measurement for mass in the metric system; one cubic centimeter of water has a mass of approximately one gram.
gram - Medical Definition
noun Abbr. g, gm., gr.
, Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938.
gram - Science Definition