(Gran"ger*ism) n. [So called from the Rev. James Granger, whose "Biographical History
of England" (1769) was a favorite book for illustration in this manner.] The practice of illustrating a particular
book by engravings collected from other books.
(Gran"ger*ite) n. One who collects illustrations from various books for the decoration of one
(Gran"ger*ize) v. t. & i. To collect (illustrations from books) for decoration of other books.
G. A. Sala.
(Gra*nif"er*ous) a. [L. qranifer; granum grain + ferre to bear: cf. F. granifère.] Bearing
grain, or seeds like grain. Humble.
(Gran"i*form) a. [L. granum grain + -form; cf. F. graniforme.] Formed like of corn.
(||Gra*nil"la) n. [Sp., small seed.] Small grains or dust of cochineal or the coccus insect.
(Gran"ite) n. [It. granito granite, adj., grainy, p. p. of granire to make grainy, fr. L. granum
grain; cf. F. granit. See Grain.] (Geol.) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and
mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or flesh-red color. It differs from gneiss in not having the mica in
planes, and therefore in being destitute of a schistose structure.
Varieties containing hornblende are common. See also the Note under Mica.
Gneissoid granite, granite in which the mica has traces of a regular arrangement. Graphic granite,
granite consisting of quartz and feldspar without mica, and having the quartz crystals so arranged in
the transverse section like oriental characters. Porphyritic granite, granite containing feldspar in
distinct crystals. Hornblende granite, or Syenitic granite, granite containing hornblende as well
as mica, or, according to some authorities hornblende replacing the mica. Granite ware. (a) A kind
of stoneware. (b) A Kind of ironware, coated with an enamel resembling granite.
(Gran"ite State). New Hampshire; a nickname alluding to its mountains, which are
chiefly of granite.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Gra*nit"ic) a. [Cf. F. granitique.]
1. Like granite in composition, color, etc.; having the nature of granite; as, granitic texture.
2. Consisting of granite; as, granitic mountains.
(Gra*nit"ic*al) a. Granitic.
(Gra*nit`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Granite + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See - fy.] The act or
the process of forming into granite. Humble.
(Gra*nit"i*form) a. [Granite + -form.] (Geol.) Resembling granite in structure or shape.
(Gran"i*toid) a. [Granite + -oid: cf. F. granitoïde.] Resembling granite in granular appearance; as,
granitoid gneiss; a granitoid pavement.
(Gra*niv"o*rous) a. [L. granum grain + vorare to devour: cf. F. granivore.] Eating grain; feeding
or subsisting on seeds; as, granivorous birds. Gay.
(Gran"nam) n. A grandam. [Colloq.]
(Gran"ny) n. A grandmother; a grandam; familiarly, an old woman.