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garnet

Definition:

any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

garnets

Type of:

mineral » material » substance » matter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Ca3(Cr,Al,Fe)2Si3O12 [chemical formula] | (Mg,Mn,Fe)3Al2Si3O12 [chemical formula]

Etymology:

metathesized from Old French grenat "garnet", originally an adjective, "of a...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Garnet | Garnets

a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. Garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms but different chemical compositions. The different species are pyrope, almandine,... (35 of 3540 words, pronunciation, 9 images)

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Garnet (disambiguation)

a mineral; it may also refer to: Garnet, California | Garnet, Montana | Garnet, Wisconsin | A dark to very dark red color. | Nickname of the Club Atlético Lanús from Argentina. | Garnet (name), a surname and given name | Palm OS Garnet / Garnet OS,... (41 of 138 words, 12 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

garnet [mineral]

any member of a group of common silicate minerals that have similar crystal structures and chemical compositions. They may be colourless, black, and ... (23 of 931 words, 10 images)

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New World Dictionary:

garnet

any of a group of very hard silicate minerals having the general formula ... | a deep red | a single-crystal synthetic form used in lasers, ... (24 of 88 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Wiktionary:

garnet | garnets [plural]

[mineralogy] A hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives. | A dark red. | Of a dark red colour. | [nautical] A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out. (30 of 67 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

garnet | A3B2(SiO4)3 [chemical formula, sense-specific] | garnet-like [adjective, derived]

any of a group of hard glassy red, yellow, or green minerals consisting of ... | [nautical] a tackle used for lifting cargo (22 of 450 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garnet

Columbia Encyclopedia:

garnet

name applied to a group of isomorphic minerals crystallizing in the cubic system. They are used chiefly as gems and as abrasives (as in garnet paper). ... (26 of 355 words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

garnet

a precious stone consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral | [mineralogy] : any of a class of silicate minerals including this, which belong ... (24 of 105 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garnet

American Heritage Dictionary:

garnet

Any of several common, widespread aluminum or calcium silicate minerals ... | A dark to very dark red. | [nautical] A tackle for hoisting light cargo. (24 of 100 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

garnet | garnetiferous [adjective, related]

a brittle and more or less transparent usually red silicate mineral that ... | a variable color averaging a dark red (20 of 96 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/garnet

Random House Dictionary:

garnet | Garnet | Henry Highland Garnet [sense-specific] | Henry Garnet [sense-specific] | Garnet, Henry Highland [sense-specific] | Garnet, Henry [sense-specific]

any of a group of hard, vitreous minerals, silicates of calcium, magnesium, ... | a deep-red color. | "Garnet" : "Henry Highland Garnet": 1815-1882, ... (22 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

garnet [countable/uncountable] | garnets [plural]

a dark, clear, red stone used in jewellery (8 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/garnet

Cambridge Dictionary:

garnet

a hard dark-red stone used in jewellery (7 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/garnet

Encarta Dictionary:

garnet | garnets [plural]

a variously colored crystalline silicate mineral. Source: metamorphic and igneous rocks. Use: gems. | a dark red color (17 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

garnet

First use: early 14th century

Origin: metathesized from Old French grenat "garnet", originally an adjective, "of a dark red color", from Medieval Latin granatum, originally ... (22 of 66 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=garnet

New World Dictionary:

garnet

Origin: Middle English gernet from Old French grenat from Medieval ... | Late Middle English garnett, probably from or akin to Dutch garnaat (21 of 36 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

garnet

Origin: Middle English: probably via Middle Dutch from Old French grenat, from medieval Latin granatus, perhaps from granatum (see ... (18 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/garnet

American Heritage Dictionary:

garnet

Origin: Middle English, from Old French grenate, from grenat, ... | Middle English garnett, probably from Middle Dutch garnāt. (17 of 29 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

garnet

First use: 13th century | 15th century

Origin: from Old French grenat, from grenat (adj) red, from pome grenatepomegranate | probably from Middle Dutch garnaat

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garnet

Merriam-Webster:

garnet

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English gernet, from Anglo-French gernete, from gernet dark red, from pume gernete pomegranate

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/garnet

Wiktionary:

garnet | garnets [plural]

Origin: Middle English granate, from Old French grenate, from grenat ("pomegranate red").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/garnet

Encarta Dictionary:

garnet | garnets [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Probably via Middle Dutch garnate from Old French grenat "dark red" from pome grenate "pomegranate", because of its color

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

garnet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "garnet"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/garnet

Macmillan British Dictionary:

garnet [countable/uncountable] | garnets [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "garnet"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/garnet

Macmillan American Dictionary:

garnet [countable/uncountable] | garnets [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garnet"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/garnet

Cambridge Dictionary:

garnet

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "garnet"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "garnet"

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the Free Dictionary:

garnet

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "garnet"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "garnet"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "garnet" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

garnet | garnets [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "garnet"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

garnet

Audio: North American pronunciation of "garnet"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=garnet​01 word=garnet

YourDictionary Audio:

garnet

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "garnet" by speech synthesizer

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