HyperDic: mercury

English > 4 senses of the word mercury / Mercury:
NOUNsubstancemercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element
person Mercury(Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce
objectMercurythe smallest planet and the nearest to the sun
attributemercurytemperature measured by a mercury thermometer
mercury / Mercury > pronunciation
Soundsmer'kyeriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > mercury: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid / liquid at ordinary temperatures.
Synonymsquicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofcalomel, mercurous chlorideA tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic
cinnabarA heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide
Spanishazogue, Hg, hidrargirio, hidrargiro, hydrargyrum, mercurio, Mercurio, número atómico 80
CatalanHg, hydrargyrum, mercuri, número atómic 80
Adjectivesmercurialrelating to or containing or caused by mercury
mercuric, mercurousof or containing mercury
English > Mercury: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes.
CategoryRoman mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Romans
Instance ofRoman deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
SpanishMercurio
CatalanMercuri, Mercury
AdjectivesMercurialrelating to or having characteristics / characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury
English > Mercury: 4 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningThe smallest planet and the nearest to the sun.
Instance ofinferior planetAny of the planets whose orbit lies inside the earth's orbit
terrestrial planetA planet having a compact rocky surface like the Earth's
Member ofsolar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
Spanishmercurio, Mercurio
Catalanmercuri, Mercuri
AdjectivesMercurialrelating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury
English > mercury: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningTemperature measured by a mercury thermometer.
Example"the mercury was falling rapidly"
BroadertemperatureThe degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment / environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

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