Definition of 'granite'
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Example sentences containing 'granite'
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These are walls constructed of granite blocks. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)High walls of granite and melancholy cell blocks tower over the village. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Under moody skies, we follow a rock trail past giant granite boulders and stands of bamboo. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Behind her, waves lap on buxom granite boulders. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The granite walls and pillars are original, as are the cypress doors and ceiling. WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)Not all the rugby has been easy on the eye, but it has been granite hard. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I love the contrast of my granite walls with the wood. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The villa is spread out in a long building that's almost completely concealed by vegetation and granite boulders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The main supporting wall is a work of art in its own right, clad entirely in vast granite boulders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These days they dig whole slabs of marble or granite out of the ground and drive off with them in the back of a van. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The underlying rock is unforgiving granite, and the soil above it is so poor that little seems to flourish. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Dogs that lived beside the house in a circular field with 6ft granite walls and stone kennels were used to round them up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The castles and palaces had their own beauty but they lowered, the toughness of their granite walls as resistant to embellishment as to battery. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)The property has recently been remodelled, with hardwood floors, granite worktops and marble bathroom fixtures. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Marble, granite or limestone are all good, although polished concrete would look the most modern. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its thriving banking and business centre boasted an imposing neoclassical architecture of marble, granite and sandstone to rival that of Edinburgh. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)The Romans came in the second century AD to quarry granite. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The stone itself, now protected from sheep and tourists by an iron grating, is a domed granite boulder just over three feet high. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)
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Translations for 'granite'
British English: granite /ˈɡrænɪt/ NOUN
Granite is a very hard rock used in building.
- American English: granite
- Arabic: جرانيت
- Brazilian Portuguese: granito
- Chinese: 花岗岩
- Croatian: granit
- Czech: žula
- Danish: granit
- Dutch: graniet
- European Spanish: granito
- Finnish: graniitti
- French: granit
- German: Granit
- Greek: γρανίτης
- Italian: granito
- Japanese: みかげ石
- Korean: 화강암
- Norwegian: granitt
- Polish: granit
- European Portuguese: granito
- Romanian: granit
- Russian: гранит
- Spanish: granito
- Swedish: granit
- Thai: หินแกรนิต
- Turkish: granit
- Ukrainian: граніт
- Vietnamese: đá granite
Definition of granite from the Collins English Dictionary
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