Associations to the word «Mercury»


MERCURY, noun. A metal.
MERCURY, noun. A silvery-colored, toxic, metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg. [from 14th c.]
MERCURY, noun. (science) (historical) One of the elemental principles formerly thought to be present in all metals. [from 15th c.]
MERCURY, noun. (with definite article) Ambient pressure or temperature (from the use of mercury in barometers and thermometers). [from 17th c.]
MERCURY, noun. (obsolete) Liveliness, volatility. [17th-18th c.]
MERCURY, noun. A plant.
MERCURY, noun. An annual plant, Mercurialis annua, formerly grown for its medicinal properties; French mercury. [from 14th c.]
MERCURY, noun. A similar edible plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, otherwise known as English mercury or allgood. [from 15th c.]
MERCURY, noun. (US) (regional) The poison oak or poison ivy. [from 18th c.]
MERCURY, proper noun. (Roman god) The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.
MERCURY, proper noun. (astronomy) The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by ☿.
MERCURY, noun. (dated) A carrier of tidings; a newsboy; a messenger.
MERCURY, noun. (dated) A newspaper.
MERCURY BAROMETER, noun. A barometer which indicates the atmospheric pressure by measuring the height of a column of mercury in a vertical, evacuated tube.
MERCURY OF LIFE, noun. (obsolete) (inorganic compound) butter of antimony, antimony trichloride
MERCURY SWITCH, noun. A switch that opens and closes an electric circuit through a small amount of liquid mercury.
MERCURY SWITCHES, noun. Plural of mercury switch

Dictionary definition

MERCURY, noun. A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.
MERCURY, noun. (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes.
MERCURY, noun. The smallest planet and the nearest to the sun.
MERCURY, noun. Temperature measured by a mercury thermometer; "the mercury was falling rapidly".

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