Associations to the word «Granite»


GRANITE, noun. (rock) A group of igneous and plutonic rocks composed primarily of feldspar and quartz. Usually contains one or more dark minerals, which may be mica, pyroxene, or amphibole. Granite is quarried for building stone, road gravel, decorative stone, and tombstones. Common colors are gray, white, pink, and yellow-brown.
GRANITE, noun. (uncountable) (figurative) Toughness; the quality of having a thick skin or being rough.
GRANITE, proper noun. An island in South Australia
GRANITE, proper noun. A town in Colorado
GRANITE, proper noun. A town in Oklahoma
GRANITE, proper noun. A CDP in Utah
GRANITE STATE, proper noun. A nickname of New Hampshire

Dictionary definition

GRANITE, noun. Plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz.
GRANITE, noun. Something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness); "a man of granite".

Wise words

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