- 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
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Examples from the Web for granary
The granary alone, then, could be the shelter of the invader, whoever he might be.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Unfortunately, in Mr. Boltay's house there was no room of that size, except a granary.A Hungarian Nabob
This land had become the nation's granary; it was a land redeemed.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
I, along with three other men-servants, slept in a granary in the yard.Real Ghost Stories
William T. Stead
Shortly after his marriage he entered the service of the state as keeper of the granary.The Sayings Of Confucius
- a building or store room for storing threshed grain, farm feed, etc
- a region that produces a large amount of grain
C16: from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain
- 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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