Origin of granite
OTHER WORDS FROM granitegra·nit·ic [gruh-nit-ik], /grəˈnɪt ɪk/, adjectivegran·ite·like, adjectivepre·gra·nit·ic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH granitegranite , granité
Words nearby granite
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Origin of granité
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH granitégranite, granité
How to use granite in a sentence
There’s nothing for the snow to bond to except for itself and granite.
To my back was an outrageous view of the Sphinx, a massive granite sentinel that towers ominously over the entire valley.
Yosemite features some of the world’s tallest granite walls, a parade of thundering waterfalls, and colossal domes and peaks carved in part by the ferocious power of ancient glaciers and volcanoes.
In summer and fall, rock climbers go to City of Rocks National Reserve in southern Idaho—about three hours north of Salt Lake City or ten-plus hours from Seattle—to scale the granite faces the park is known for.
Most—though not all—activities involve finding ways to engage with it, whether that’s hiking along the coast, climbing the many pink granite cliffs, or kayaking or sailing to its offshore islands.
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.
Two hours east of Dallas, sun-drenched granite cliffs loom high above the cloudy waters of Possum Kingdom Lake.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sand on its namesake beach turns gray as the sun dips behind the Two Brothers, twin granite spires at the far side of the bay.
Why not have sought out the pure white lime-rocks of the flat country, or the grey granite of the hills?
On the opposite side of the stream, set back about thirty paces from the brink, stood a granite boulder.Uncanny Tales|Various
The Piedmont also has a great variety of rocks, including granite and soapstone which are currently commercially important.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
It is protected by a stupendous granite breakwater, costing many millions and affording a delightful promenade on a fine day.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
The hills of Mount Upstart are of primitive form, and were judged to be composed of granite.