Granite meaning

grăn'ĭt
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.

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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.
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Unyielding endurance; steadfastness.

A will of granite.

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A very hard, coarsegrained, gray to pink, intrusive igneous rock, composed mainly of feldspar, quartz, mica, and hornblende.
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A usually light-colored, coarse-grained igneous rock consisting mostly of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and micas. Quartz usually makes up 10 to 50 percent of the light-colored minerals in granite, with the remaining minerals consisting of the feldspars and muscovite. The darker minerals in granite are usually biotite and hornblende. Granite is one of the most common rocks in the crust of continents, and is formed by the slow, underground cooling of magma.
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An island in South Australia.
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A town in Colorado.
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A town in Oklahoma.
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A CDP in Utah.
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Origin of granite

  • Italian granito from past participle of granire to make grainy from grano grain from Latin grānum gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition