Main definitions of gram in US English:

: gram1gram2gram3

gram1

(British gramme) (also g)

noun

  • A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.

    • ‘Weighing in at a touch under 700 grams, this unit is one of the large ones…’
    • ‘Most metric recipes were based on a weight unit of 25 grams - slightly less than an ounce - and a liquid measure of half a litre, which was slightly less than a pint.’
    • ‘The scrapping of pounds and ounces in shops in favour of kilograms and grams caused public resentment which the government is unlikely to want to revive.’
    • ‘At present I think all we can say is that protein intake in general should be, particularly for women, at a level of about 1 gram per kilogram body weight per day.’
    • ‘That equals 0.3 grams of lead in every liter of gasoline.’
    • ‘Change your weight in kilograms to grams by multiplying by 1000.’
    • ‘Men need two grams of protein per kilogram of body weight when they train intensely, says Sternlicht.’
    • ‘Creatine is also found in meat and fish, usually at a concentration of about 4 grams of creatine per kilogram.’
    • ‘Remember that every 4 grams of sugar content equals 1 teaspoon of sugar.’
    • ‘The recommended daily amount of protein consumed is 1.0 to 1.2 grams per kilogram of body weight.’
    • ‘Their lawyers argued that England and Wales should be exempt from European Union rules requiring fruit and vegetables to be labeled in grams and kilograms.’
    • ‘The basic unit of mass in chemistry is the gram.’
    • ‘He effortlessly climbs a ladder with 120 grams of weights - equal to three times his body weight - strapped on his back.’
    • ‘For the record, he weighed in a healthy 4.25 kilograms, a gain of 450 grams on his birth weight.’
    • ‘The prototype four-legged robot weighs just 10 grams and measures 70 millimeters in height.’
    • ‘Just to be sure, I measured out 200 - gram portions of each sugar and pulverized them in a food processor.’
    • ‘Five 80 gram servings of fruits and vegetables each day seems to be the amount needed for optimum protection.’
    • ‘Experts estimate that enough of the virus is contained in one gramme of faeces from an infected animal to infect a million other dogs.’
    • ‘Consumers are reminded that genuine products have more elaborate labels and come in 500-millilitre bottles, as opposed to the fakes which are in 750 - gramme bottles.’
    • ‘Dietary labels and guidelines, however, use milligrams, grams, and liters.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French gramme, from late Latin gramma ‘a small weight’, from Greek.

Pronunciation

gram

/ɡræm//ɡram/

Main definitions of gram in US English:

: gram1gram2gram3

gram2

noun

  • Chickpeas or other legumes used as food.

    ‘the farmers supply gram, spices, cereals, and dry fruits’
    as modifier ‘gram dal’
    • ‘Put the gram flour, rice flour, turmeric, chilli coriander paste and a little ginger garlic paste in a mixing bowl.’
    • ‘With his gluten-free menu, the emphasis is on breads made from different types of flour, such as millet, maize, sogram and gram flour, which are easier to digest than wheat and suitable for coeliacs.’
    • ‘In the tomato juice, mix the gram flour, turmeric, chilli-powder, masala, coriander and cumin seed powder.’
    • ‘An Asian food store should stock gram flour, otherwise use a powerful spice grinder and blitz some dried chickpeas until very fine.’
    • ‘Carrots, cabbage, soaked Bengal gram, wheat bran, potatoes, banana with paragrass are all part of her 20 kg - a-day diet.’
    • ‘Mix the cream and the yogurt in a bowl; add the gram or corn flour.’
    • ‘Make a thick batter with gram flour, chilli powder and a little salt.’
    • ‘His project was all about preparing a simple nutritious meal from ragi, wheat and bengal gram to suit the health and the purse along with an analysis chart showing the high levels of proteins, vitamins and minerals.’
    • ‘Similar to mini onion bhajis, they are a mix of gram (chick pea) flour and a choice of filling such as chicken, fish or vegetable.’
    • ‘Put the natural yoghurt into a small blender with the garlic, ginger, salt, oil, leaves from three of the coriander sprigs and the gram flour.’
    • ‘Make sure that you add just enough gram flour so that the vegetables stick together.’
    • ‘The harvesting of paddy is completed by the middle of October, and wheat and gram are grown during the subsequent months.’
    • ‘They sell their nutritious food, tur and gram, for cash.’
    • ‘Poppadoms are made from gram flour, which contains plant substances called isoflavones.’
    • ‘Sambar made of green gram dal and lime instead of tamarind with more watery vegetables may be a better option.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Portuguese grão, from Latin granum ‘grain’.

Pronunciation

gram

/ɡræm//ɡram/

Main definitions of gram in US English:

: gram1gram2gram3

gram3

(also grams)

noun

North American
informal

Pronunciation

gram

/ɡræm//ɡram/