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
Other definitions for granite (2 of 2)
Origin of granité
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH granitégranite, granité
How to use granite in a sentence
By the time you’re done, you’ll have crossed six of Rockefeller’s 17 carriage-road bridges, each one unique and faced with quarried island granite.The Ultimate Acadia National Park Travel Guide|Virginia M. Wright|February 8, 2021|Outside Online
There’s the Mulberry Street Cemetery on the right, a pet-grooming place, taxidermy, marble and granite, a parish office, a church.Heisman winner DeVonta Smith puts tiny town of Amite City in the spotlight|Chuck Culpepper|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
The art that you see on that granite is the work of spirited people who experienced not only the summer of 2020, but just channeling the injustices they may have faced in their lives.Northam proposes major effort to reimagine public space around Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond|Gregory S. Schneider|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
The 3,284-foot peak of Old Rag, in the southern portion of the park, has several sections of exposed granite that has made it one of Virginia’s classic climbing destinations.The Ultimate Shenandoah National Park Travel Guide|Graham Averill|October 7, 2020|Outside Online
The Mogollon Rim is a 200-mile-long limestone and granite cliff located two hours southeast of Phoenix.The Most Scenic Campsite in Every Region in the U.S.|Maura Fox|September 28, 2020|Outside Online
And the fierce country, blazed across the brain: urgent and cypressed, the granitic cliff, the shock of parent sea.The Art of Rediscovery: Muriel Rukeyser’s “Savage Coast”|Lauren Elkin|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A reddish granitic stone, composed of quartz, felspar, and tourmaline.
It was an irregular trapezium, a mass struck off from the colossal granitic prism of the Great Douvre.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
In type he was American, approaching the Indian; tall, slightly aquiline of feature, somewhat granitic and imperturbable.The Beauty|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
The granitic conglomerates appear quite conclusive, one would think, of the results of fusion.
They appear to occupy the ancient line of junction between the great calcareous and granitic series of rocks on the continent.
British Dictionary definitions for granite
Derived forms of granitegranite-like, adjectivegranitic (ɡrəˈnɪtɪk) or granitoid, adjective
Word Origin for granite
Scientific definitions for granite
Cultural definitions for granite
A relatively lightweight igneous rock that makes up most of the Earth's crust beneath the continents. (See basalt, plate tectonics, and tectonic plates.)