[ grey-nuh-ree, gran-uh- ]
/ ˈgreɪ nə ri, ˈgræn ə- /

noun, plural gra·na·ries.

a storehouse or repository for grain, especially after it has been threshed or husked.
a region that produces great quantities of grain.


Origin of granary

1560–70; < Latin grānārium, equivalent to grān(um) grain + -ārium -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for granary (1 of 2)


/ (ˈɡrænərɪ, US ˈɡreɪnərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a building or store room for storing threshed grain, farm feed, etc
a region that produces a large amount of grain

Word Origin for granary

C16: from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain

British Dictionary definitions for granary (2 of 2)


/ (ˈɡrænərɪ) /


trademark (of bread, flour, etc) containing malted wheat grain
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Word Origin and History for granary



1560s, from Latin granaria "granary, store house for corn," from granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)).

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