Definitions for alabaster
a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
alabaster, oriental alabaster, onyx marble, Mexican onyx(noun)
a hard compact kind of calcite
a very light white
of or resembling alabaster
A fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally.
A variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.
Made of alabaster
The crown is stored in an alabaster box with an onyx handle and a gold lock.
Resembling alabaster: white, pale, translucent.
An ominous alabaster fog settled in the valley.
Origin: From alabastre, from alabaster, from ἀλάβαστρος, from earlier ἀλάβαστος. This may further derive from the ancient word a-labaste (vessel of the Egyptian goddess Bast) .
a compact variety or sulphate of lime, or gypsum, of fine texture, and usually white and translucent, but sometimes yellow, red, or gray. It is carved into vases, mantel ornaments, etc
a hard, compact variety of carbonate of lime, somewhat translucent, or of banded shades of color; stalagmite. The name is used in this sense by Pliny. It is sometimes distinguished as oriental alabaster
a box or vessel for holding odoriferous ointments, etc.; -- so called from the stone of which it was originally made