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Meaning of QUICKSILVER

Pronunciation:  'kwik`silvur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
 

QUICKSILVER is a 11 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: atomic number 80, Hg, hydrargyrum, mercury
 
 See Also: calomel, cinnabar, mercurous chloride, metal, metallic element

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quick"sil`ver\, n. [Quick living + silver; -- so
called from its fluidity; cf. G. quecksilber, L. argentum
vivum. See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.)
The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to
liquid silver.

{Quicksilver horizon}, a mercurial artificial horizon. See
   under {Horizon}.

{Quicksilver water}, a solution of mercury nitrate used in
   artificial silvering; quick water.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A dbase-like compiler for ms-dos from wordtech.

 

 

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