HyperDic: quartz

English > 2 senses of the word quartz:
NOUNsubstancequartz, quartz glass, vitreous silica, lechatelierite, crystalcolorless glass made of almost pure silica
substancequartza hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form
quartz > pronunciation
Soundskwao'rts
RhymesCortes ... shorts: 3 rhymes with aorts...
English > quartz: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaningcolorless glass made of almost pure silica.
Synonymsquartz glass, vitreous silica, lechatelierite, crystal
Broadernatural glassmagma of any composition that cooled very rapidly
Substancessilica, silicon oxide, silicon dioxideA white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2)
Spanishcristal de cuarzo, cristal, lechatelierite
Catalancristall, lechatelierita, lechatelierite
English > quartz: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities.
NarroweramethystA transparent purple variety of quartz
cairngorm, smoky quartzA smoky yellow or brown quartz
chalcedony, calcedonyA milky or greyish translucent to transparent quartz
citrinesemiprecious yellow quartz resembling topaz
quartz crystalA thin plate or small rod of quartz cut along certain lines and ground so that it can produce an electric signal at a constant frequency
rock crystal, transparent quartzA clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment
rose quartzA translucent rose-red variety of quartz used for ornaments
sunstone, aventurineA translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals
topaz, false topaz, common topazA yellow quartz
BroadermineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substancessilica, silicon oxide, silicon dioxideA white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2)
silicon, Si, atomic number 14A tetravalent nonmetallic element
Spanishcuarzo
Catalanquars
Adjectivesquartzoserelating to or made of quartz

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