[ grey-nuh-ree, gran-uh- ]
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noun,plural gra·na·ries.
  1. a storehouse or repository for grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked.

  2. a region that produces great quantities of grain.

Origin of granary

1560–70; <Latin grānārium, equivalent to grān(um) grain + -ārium-ary

Words Nearby granary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use granary in a sentence

  • Jean Baptiste came into the granary on the old claim, and looked out over the place.

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  • When the new stable was built the corner came within less than a foot of the corner of the granary.

  • Sheppy was coming around the corner of the granary in his most sedate manner, when the pop-eyed avalanche almost stepped on him.

  • I kick her out of my way and then cross the yard to the granary door, kicking back like a horse at every few steps.

  • Shortly afterwards another boy of a tidy nature happened to be passing the granary.

British Dictionary definitions for granary (1 of 2)


/ (ˈɡrænərɪ, US ˈɡreɪnərɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. a building or store room for storing threshed grain, farm feed, etc

  2. a region that produces a large amount of grain

Origin of granary

C16: from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain

British Dictionary definitions for Granary (2 of 2)


/ (ˈɡrænərɪ) /

  1. trademark (of bread, flour, etc) containing malted wheat grain

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