A gram is a unit of measure in the metric system that equals one thousandth of a kilogram.noun
An example of a gram is .035 ounces or four pinches of salt.
Gram is defined as a nickname for a grandmother.noun
An example of gram is your mom’s mom.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr gramme < LL gramma, weight of two oboli < Gr, small weight, lit., what is written < graphein, to write: see graphic
Origin: Port grāo < L 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: < Gr gramma: see gram
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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.
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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.
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