American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A building for storing threshed grain.
- n. A region yielding much grain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A storehouse or repository for grain after it is threshed, or for maize in the ear; a corn-house.
- n. agriculture A storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed.
- n. figuratively A fertile, grain-growing region.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornhouse.
- n. A region fertile in grain; in this sense, equivalent to
breadbasket, used figuratively.
- n. a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
- From grain + -ary or from Latin grānārium. (Wiktionary)
- Latin grānārium, from grānum, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Arab _Ar'ab_, not _arab_ arid _ar'id_ asphalt _asfalt_, not _fawlt_ bade _bad_ catch not _ketch_ defalcate _defal'kate_, not _fawl_ dilletante _dilletan'te_ forbade _forbad_ granary _granary_ program _pro'gram_, not _grum_ rapine _rap'in_ rational _rational_ sacrament _sacrament_”
“Canada, long known as the granary, is also the "woodyard" of the Empire, and had a wonderful display of pulp and paper covering a thousand square feet.”
“For example, Anacharsis Cloots, who is a member of the Committee of Public Instruction, and who one should, of course, expect not to be more ignorant than his colleagues, has lately advised them to distress the enemy by invading Scotland, which he calls the granary of England.”
A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795
“When you harvest your crop, you store it in a fat dried mud and stick granary, which is taller than you can reach.”
“This place was called the granary, and was used for a drying ground.”
“Egypt was known as the granary of the ancient world.”
“In the granary, which is usually a low back room, the ears of corn are often sorted by color and laid up in neat piles, red, yellow, white, blue, black, and mottled, a Hopi study in corn color.”
“The granary was a large building of grey stone lighted only by two mullioned windows high up in the walls.”
“The vast plain of Poland, although in many places boggy and sandy, is on the whole fertile, especially in the flat river valleys, and in the east at the sources of the Dnieper; indeed, it is so much so that it has been called the granary of Europe.”
Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician
“Under the granary, which is built on stone staddles, to exclude the mice, some turkeys are huddled together calling occasionally for a "halter," and beyond them the green, glossy neck of a drake glistens in the sunshine.”
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