Definition of Garnet

1. Noun. Any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive.




Definition of Garnet

1. n. A mineral having many varieties differing in color and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest color is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms.

2. n. A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out.

Definition of Garnet

1. Noun. (minerology) Hard transparent minerals that are often used as gemstones and abrasives. ¹

2. Noun. A dark red. ¹

3. Adjective. Of a dark red colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Garnet

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Garnet

1. A mineral having many varieties differing in colour and in their constituents, but with the same crystallization (isometric), and conforming to the same general chemical formula. The commonest colour is red, the luster is vitreous, and the hardness greater than that of quartz. The dodecahedron and trapezohedron are the common forms. There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being aluminia lime (grossularite, essonite, or cinnamon stone), or aluminia magnesia (pyrope), or aluminia iron (almandine), or aluminia manganese (spessartite), or iron lime (common garnet, melanite, allochroite), or chromium lime (ouvarovite, colour emerald green). The transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate. Garnet berry, an artificial dyestuff, produced as an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid. Origin: OE. Gernet, grenat, OF. Grenet,grenat, F. Grenat, LL. Granatus, fr. L. Granatum pomegranate, granatus having many grains or seeds, fr. Granum grain, seed. So called from its resemblance in colour and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade, Pomegranate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Garnet

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garmentless
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garments
garmenture
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garnet (current term)
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garnetiferous
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garnierite
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garnisheed
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Literary usage of Garnet

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"garnet has been obtained as a furnace-product, and otherwise artificially. What is known as " white garnet" is the mineral leucite. garnet is a wide-spread ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"garnet. The name garnet is applied not to any single mineral, but to a well- marked ... Several members of the garnet group are found in North Carolina, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"They are shaped by means of garnet powder er emery on a copper wheel, ... The deep red or precious garnet often has a density close to that of the ruby, ..."

4. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"Small brown crystals of garnet likewise project from the compact matrix and from ... In a fine-grained sandstone at Bastogne, garnet occurs together with ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"We are not told specifically what befell young garnet, but it seems likely that he was the ... Father garnet was now imprisoned first in the Gatehouse, ..."

6. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1906)
"garnet. BY DH NEWLAND. THE production of this abrasive in the United States ... The production of garnet for abrasive purposes is a small industry that has ..."

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