What is another word for mercury?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːkjʊɹi] (IPA)

Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is also known as quicksilver due to its liquid-like appearance and mobility. Another synonym for mercury is hydrargyrum, which is derived from Greek and means "liquid silver". This element has also been known as "quicksilver" because it is a highly conductive and reflective metal that has been used in thermometers, barometers, and electrical switches. Additionally, the Latin word for mercury is mercurius, which is associated with the Roman god Mercury who is known for his speed and agility, which is fitting considering the mobility of the element.

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  • Reverse Entailment

    • Adjective
      mercury-containing.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      methylmercury.
  • Independent

    • Adjective
      hg.
    • Proper noun, singular
      hg, Les.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      hg, Les.
  • Other Related

    • Adjective
      Mercure.
    • Proper noun, singular
      Mercure.

What are the hypernyms for Mercury?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mercury?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for mercury (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Mercury?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Mercury

It was an act of great temerity to approach him for items of news for the Leauvite mercury.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
mercury is a very difficult object to observe on account of its proximity to the sun.
"Lectures in Navigation"
Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The spirits rise with indescribable gladness, and, although the mercury is frozen, the body, when properly dressed, is perfectly comfortable.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Mercury

  • But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
    Tom Allen
  • President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office.
    Tom Allen
  • The mercury rule writers also ignored mercury's special qualities.
    Tom Allen
  • How is it that mercury is not safe for food additives and Over the Counter drug products, but it is safe in our vaccines and dental amalgams?
    Dan Burton
  • Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
    David Hare

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