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Meaning of GARNET

Pronunciation:  'gârnit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

GARNET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: almandine, almandite, andradite, carbuncle, cinnamon stone, essonite, hessonite, mineral, pyrope, rhodolite, transparent gem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gar"net\, n. [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}.] (Min.)
    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.
    Note: There are also white, green, yellow, brown, and black
          varieties. The garnet is a silicate, the bases being
          aluminia lime (grossularite, essonite, or cinnamon
          stone), or aluminia magnesia (pyrope), or aluminia iron
          (almandine), or aluminia manganese (spessartite), or
          iron lime (common garnet, melanite, allochroite), or
          chromium lime (ouvarovite, color emerald green). The
          transparent red varieties are used as gems. The garnet
          was, in part, the carbuncle of the ancients. Garnet is
          a very common mineral in gneiss and mica slate.
    {Garnet berry} (Bot.), the red currant; -- so called from its
       transparent red color.
    {Garnet brown} (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff, produced as
       an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or
       golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a
       complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid.
  2. \Gar"net\, n. [Etymol. unknown.] (Naut.)
    A tackle for hoisting cargo in our out.
    {Clew garnet}. See under {Clew}.
Computing Dictionary

1. A graphical object editor and macintosh environment.

2. A user interface development environment for common lisp and x11 from The Garnet project team. It helps you create graphical, interactive user interfaces.

Version 2.2 includes the following: a custom object-oriented programming system which uses a prototype-instance model. automatic constraint maintenance allowing properties of objects to depend on properties of other objects and be automatically re-evaluated when the other objects change. The constraints can be arbitrary Lisp expressions. Built-in, high-level input event handling. Support for gesture recognition. widgets for multi-font, multi-line, mouse-driven text editing. Optional automatic layout of application data into lists, tables, trees or graphs. Automatic generation of postscript for printing. Support for large-scale applications and data visualisation.

Also supplied are: two complete widget sets, one with a motif look and feel implemented in lisp and one with a custom look and feel. Interactive design tools for creating parts of the interface without writing code: Gilt interface builder for creating dialog boxes. Lapidary interactive tool for creating new widgets and for drawing application-specific objects. C32 spreadsheet system for specifying complex constraints.

Not yet available: Jade automatic dialog box creation system. Marquise interactive tool for specifying behaviours.