Definitions for brimstoneˈbrɪmˌstoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (not in technical use)

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: sulfur

Origin of brimstone:

bef. 1150; ME brinston, late OE brynstān. See burn1, stone


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur(noun)

    an old name for sulfur


  1. brimstone(Noun)


  2. brimstone(Noun)

    The sulphur of Hell; Hell, damnation.

  3. brimstone(Noun)

    Used attributively as an intensifier in exclamations.

  4. brimstone(Noun)

    The butterfly Gonepteryx rhamni of the Pieridae family.

  5. brimstone(Adjective)

    Composed of or resembling brimstone; about or pertaining to Hell.

  6. Origin: From brimston, bremston, corrupted forms of brinston, brenston, bernston, from brynstan, equivalent to , or . Cognate with brunstane, brennisteinn, Bernstein. Compare also brimfire. More at burn, stone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brimstone(verb)

    sulphur; See Sulphur

  2. Brimstone(adj)

    made of, or pertaining to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A little bit of Hades, which finds its match on earth and smells to heaven. Better to strike it here than in the hereafter.


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