- The definition of granite is a hard light-colored igneous rock used for building and monuments.
An example of granite is the rock frequently used in a home's kitchen counters.
Pieces of different colored granite.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: It granito, granite, literally , grained, past participle of granire, to reduce to grains from grano from Classical Latin granum, a seed, grain
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- A common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz, orthoclase or microcline, and mica, used in monuments and for building.
- Unyielding endurance; steadfastness: a will of granite.
Origin: Italian granito, from past participle of granire, to make grainy, from grano, grain, from Latin grānum; see gṛə-no- in Indo-European roots.
- gra·nitˈic , granˈit·oidˌ adjective
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