garnet

IPA: gˈɑrnʌt

noun

  • (mineralogy) A hard transparent mineral that is often used as gemstones and abrasives.
  • A dark red color, like that of the gemstone.
  • (nautical) A tackle for hoisting cargo in or out of a vessel.
  • A census-designated place in Riverside County, California, United States.
  • An unincorporated community in Mackinac County, Michigan, United States.
  • A ghost town in Granite County, Montana, United States.
  • An unincorporated community in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States.
  • (fandom slang) The ship of characters Ruby and Sapphire from the Steven Universe series, who combine to create the character Garnet.

verb

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

adjective

  • Of a dark red colour.

Examples of "garnet" in Sentences

  • The name garnet has been used since ancient times.
  • Look for the so-called garnet star μ, probably the reddest star visible to the naked eye in the United States.
  • “It’s a jewel box, as well,” explained Daddy, slipping on my finger a tiny gold ring with a red stone he called a garnet.
  • A blend of 80% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, 3% malbec and 2% petit verdot, this medium-dark garnet is very old world on the nose.
  • One case contained a set of the abrasive materials, the most important of these being garnet, which is found in great quantities in the Adirondacks.
  • That sinking feeling was back … and every University of South Carolina fan clad in garnet-and-black at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday afternoon could feel it.
  • The use of "demantoid" alone, if a noun may be made from the adjective, would avoid both the confusion with the mineral olivine, and the cheapening effect of the word garnet, and would at the same time suggest some of the most striking properties of the material.

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