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ˈgɑr nɪtgar·net

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garnet(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. garnet(Noun)

    Hard transparent minerals that are often used as gemstones and abrasives.

    Etymology: granate, from grenate, from grenat.

  2. garnet(Adjective)

    Of a dark red colour.

    Etymology: granate, from grenate, from grenat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnet(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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 color and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade, Pomegranate.]

  2. Garnet(noun)

    a tackle for hoisting cargo in our out

    Etymology: [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 color and shape to the grains or seeds of the pomegranate. See Grain, and cf. Grenade, Pomegranate.]

Freebase

  1. Garnet

    Garnets are 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, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite and andradite. The garnets make up two solid solution series: pyrope-almandine-spessarite and uvarovite-grossular-andradite.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garnet

    gär′net, n. a precious stone belonging to a group of minerals crystallising in the cubical system. [O. Fr. grenat—Low L. granatum, pomegranate; or Low L. granum, grain, cochineal, red dye.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Garnet

    a well-known precious stone of a vitreous lustre, and usually of a dark-red colour, resembling a ruby, but also found in various other shades, e. g. black, green, and yellow. The finest specimens are brought from Ceylon, Pegu, and Greenland. The species of garnet crystal known as Pyrope, when cut in the shape of a tallow drop, is called a carbuncle.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. garnet

    A sort of purchase fixed to the main-stay of a merchant-ship, and used for hoisting the cargo in and out at the time of loading or delivering her. A whip.--Clue-garnet. (See CLUE and CLUE-GARNETS.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnet in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garnet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of garnet in a Sentence

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    Amber leather You are a majestic statue of perfection, a symbol of femininity. You are a filigree masterpiece, the highest perfection of divine beauty. The soul is magically magically beautiful as black opal, you are like a golden, romantic dawn, a sunny flower of happiness and joy. Picturesquely shining like a fresco of precious stones. Like a stained glass window through which the colorful rays of the sun pass. A shining gold diamond, bright yellow amber skin shines like stars, illuminated with glamor sheen, skin like brown aventurine, ruby lips, passionate, hot as a garnet, thoughtful as sapphire, amazing as an emerald. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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