Origin of granite
Definition for granite (2 of 2)
noun French Cookery.
Origin of granité
Examples from the Web for granite
After that granite band is filled in, there are seven more blank ones on the next block.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own|Michael Daly|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in the Granite State, is the best conveyor of the message.How to Politicize Ebola: Blame It on Obama—or the GOP|Eleanor Clift|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was told it had gone well, he said, and he has already received two more invitations to the Granite State.
I was done with the book on June 30, the date on which 19 Hotshots died fighting a fire at Granite Mountain in Arizona.When Fiery Fact Imitates Fiction: A Deadly Arizona Fire Mirrored One Writer’s Novel|Michael Koryta|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Palin, who once called Ayotte the “Granite Grizzly” also has turned against her.The GOP Already Has a 2016 Front-Runner... for Vice President|Josh Rogin|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whereupon she made a few quick revolutions, landing up against the granite base of the obelisk.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
The soil was rather stiff, and indicated a rocky formation, blocks of granite projecting from it in various directions.Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John MacGillivray
But the granite goddess, Bhavani herself, could not be more immovable.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
Natural hot and cold waters pour over a precipice of cyclopean masses of granite at one end, about fifty feet wide and forty high.A Summer's Outing|Carter H. Harrison
It is industriously digging the Grand Canyon still deeper, and perhaps as rapidly as it ever dug since it entered the granite.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
British Dictionary definitions for granite
Word Origin for granite
Word Origin and History for granite
1640s, from French granit(e) (17c.) or directly from Italian granito "granite," originally "grained," past participle of granire "granulate, make grainy," from grano "grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). In reference to the appearance of the rock. Used figuratively for "hardness" (of the heart, head, etc.) from 1839. New Hampshire, U.S., has been the Granite State since at least 1825.