Definition of granary in English:


Syllabification: gra·na·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈɡran(ə)rē
, ˈɡrān(ə)rē

noun (plural granaries)

1A storehouse for threshed grain.
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  • However, they should consider sprinkling the powder inside the granaries before the grain has been stored.
  • A host of additional outbuildings were discovered as well, including two dairies, a smokehouse, a granary, and two storehouses, all adjacent to the house.
  • They have prevented the government building granaries and food depots that could store grain from one year to the next.
1.1A region producing large quantities of corn.
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  • Sugar cane is also grown there and the whole region is known as ‘the granary of the sub continent’.
  • But having trashed the place, the Romans eventually fancied it for themselves; a new city was built over the ruins of Carthage, and Tunisia became the granary of the Roman Empire.
  • It was also the site of critical imperial rice granaries that supplied the capital.


late 16th century: from Latin granarium, from granum 'grain'.

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