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GRANITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does granite mean? 

GRANITE (noun)
  The noun GRANITE has 2 senses:

1. plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
2. something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)

  Familiarity information: GRANITE used as a noun is rare.


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GRANITE (noun)


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Meaning:

Plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("granite" is a kind of...):

batholite; batholith; pluton; plutonic rock (large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth)

Meronyms (substance of "granite"):

atomic number 14; Si; silicon (a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors)


Sense 2granite [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

a man of granite

Hypernyms ("granite" is a kind of...):

firmness; steadiness (the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place)


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