HyperDic: granite

English > 2 senses of the word granite:
NOUNsubstancegraniteplutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture
attributegranitesomething having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
granite > pronunciation
Soundsgrae'naht; grae'niht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > granite: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningplutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz.
Broaderbatholith, batholite, pluton, plutonic rocklarge mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
Substancessilicon, Si, atomic number 14A tetravalent nonmetallic element
Spanishgranito
Catalangranit
Adjectivesgranitichard as granite
English > granite: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningSomething having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness).
Example"a man of granite"
Broadersteadiness, firmnessThe quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
Adjectivesgraniticshowing unfeeling resistance to tender / tender feelings

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