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ˈgɑr nɪtgar·net

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. garnetnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. garnetnoun

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

  2. garnetadjective

    Of a dark red colour.

  3. Etymology: granate, from grenate, from grenat.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Garnetnoun

    The garnet is a gem of a middle degree of hardness, between the saphire and the common crystal. It is found of various sizes. Its surfaces are not so smooth or polite as those of a ruby, and its colour is ever of a strong red, with a plain admixture of blueish: its degree of colour is very different, and it always wants much of the brightness of the ruby. Hill.

    Etymology: garnato, Italian; granatus, low Latin, from its resemblance in colour to the grain of the pomegranate.

    The garnet seems to be a species of the carbuncle of the ancients: the Bohemian is red, with a slight cast of a flame-colour; and the Syrian is red, with a slight cast of purple. John Woodward, Met. Fossils.

Wikipedia

  1. Garnet

    Garnets ( ) are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. The different species are pyrope, almandine, spessartine, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite. The garnets make up two solid solution series: pyrope-almandine-spessartine (pyralspite), with the composition range [Mg,Fe,Mn]3Al2(SiO4)3; and uvarovite-grossular-andradite (ugrandite), with the composition range Ca3[Cr,Al,Fe]2(SiO4)3.

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  1. garnet

    Garnet is a group of silicate minerals that has been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. It comes in various colors and has several types, including almandine, pyrope, spessartine, grossular, andradite, and uvarovite. Garnets are often used in jewelry due to their durability and vibrant colors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnetnoun

    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. Garnetnoun

    a tackle for hoisting cargo in our out

  3. 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.]

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GARNET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garnet is ranked #70403 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garnet surname appeared 278 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Garnet.

    67.6% or 188 total occurrences were White.
    23.3% or 65 total occurrences were Black.
    3.6% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  2. garten

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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

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