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Garnet (1)

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English gernet, granate, borrowed from Old French grenate, from grenat (pomegranate red).

NounEdit

garnet (countable and uncountable, plural garnets)

  1. (mineralogy) A hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 127:
      How many needles Betty Flanders had lost there! and her garnet brooch.
    • 2012 March 1, Lee A. Groat, “Gemstones”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 128:
      Although there are dozens of different types of gems, among the best known and most important are […] . (Common gem materials not addressed in this article include amber, amethyst, chalcedony, garnet, lazurite, malachite, opals, peridot, rhodonite, spinel, tourmaline, turquoise and zircon.)
  2. A dark red color, like that of the gemstone.
    garnet colour:  
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AdjectiveEdit

garnet

  1. Of a dark red colour.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

garnet (plural garnets)

  1. (nautical) A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.

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VerbEdit

garnet (third-person singular simple present garnets, present participle garneting, simple past and past participle garneted)

  1. (transitive) To shred (twisted wool fiber, rags, etc.) so that it can be reused.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for garnet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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EtymologyEdit

From English garnet, from Middle English granate, from Old French grenate, from grenat (pomegranate red).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: gar‧net

NounEdit

garnet

  1. (mineralogy) a hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives
  2. a dark red color, like that of the gemstone

AdjectiveEdit

garnet

  1. of a dark red colour

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garnet n

  1. definite singular of garn

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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garnet n

  1. definite singular of garn

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garnet n

  1. definite singular of garn

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garnet

  1. definite singular of garn