granite


granite
granite [gran′it]
n.
[It granito, granite, lit., grained, pp. of granire, to reduce to grains < grano < L granum, a seed, GRAIN]
a very hard, coarsegrained, gray to pink, intrusive igneous rock, composed mainly of feldspar, quartz, mica, and hornblende
granitic [grə nit′ik]
adj.
granitoid [gran′i toid΄]
adj.

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  • Granite — Gran ite (gr[a^]n [i^]t), n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum grain; cf. F. granit. See {Grain}.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granite — (lat. granis: ‚Korn‘, ‚Körnung‘) steht für: Sammelbegriff der verschiedenen Arten von Granit Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Granite (Colorado) Granite (Iowa) Granite (Maryland) Granite (Oklahoma) Granite (Oregon) Granite Shoals (Texas) Siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Granite — Granite, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 1844 Housing Units (2000): 533 Land area (2000): 1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Granite, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 1844 Housing Units (2000): 533 Land area (2000): 1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.581010 sq. miles (4.094796 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Granite, OR — U.S. city in Oregon Population (2000): 24 Housing Units (2000): 74 Land area (2000): 0.398327 sq. miles (1.031663 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002761 sq. miles (0.007152 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.401088 sq. miles (1.038815 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Granite, UT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Utah Population (2000): 2018 Housing Units (2000): 642 Land area (2000): 1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.468699 sq. miles (3.803912… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • granite — (n.) 1640s, from Fr. granit(e) (17c.) or directly from It. granito granite, originally grained, pp. of granire granulate, make grainy, from grano grain, from L. granum grain (see CORN (Cf. corn) (1)). In reference to the appearance of the rock.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • granite — ► NOUN ▪ a very hard rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar. DERIVATIVES granitic adjective. ORIGIN from Italian granito grained …   English terms dictionary

  • Granite — For other uses, see Granite (disambiguation). Granite Igneous Rock Granite containing potassium feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, quartz, and biotite and/or amphibole Composi …   Wikipedia


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