gram

noun (1)
\ˈgram \

Definition of gram 

(Entry 1 of 5)

: any of several leguminous plants (such as a chickpea) grown especially for their seed also : their seeds

gram

noun (2)
\ˈgram \

Definition of gram (Entry 2 of 5)

1 : a metric unit of mass equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density — see Metric System Table

2 : the weight of a gram under the acceleration of gravity

gram

noun (3)

Definition of gram (Entry 3 of 5)

Definition of gram (Entry 4 of 5)

Definition of -gram (Entry 5 of 5)

: drawing : writing : record chronogram telegram

First Known Use of gram

Noun (1)

1702, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gram

Noun (1)

obsolete Portuguese (now spelled grão), grain, from Latin granum

Noun (2)

French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek grammat-, gramma letter, writing, a small weight, from graphein to write — more at carve

Noun (3)

by shortening & alteration

Noun combining form

Latin -gramma, from Greek, from gramma

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gram

noun
\ˈgram \

Kids Definition of gram

: a unit of mass in the metric system equal to 1/1000 kilogram

-gram

noun suffix
\ˌgram\

Kids Definition of -gram

: drawing : writing : record telegram

gram

noun
variants: or chiefly British gramme \ˈgram \

Medical Definition of gram 

1 : a metric unit of mass equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density abbreviation g

2 : the weight of a gram under standard gravity

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