What does onyx mean?

Definitions for onyxˈɒn ɪks, ˈoʊ nɪks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onyx(noun)

    a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos


  1. Onyx(n.)

    Same as Mexican onyx.

  2. Onyx(n.)

    A deep jet-black color.

  3. onyx(a.)

    Deep, jet-black.


  1. onyx(Noun)

    A banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.

  2. onyx(Adjective)



  1. Onyx

    Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onyx

    on′iks, n. (min.) an agate formed of layers of chalcedony of different colours, used for making cameos.—ns. Onych′ia, suppurative inflammation near the finger-nail; Onychī′tis, inflammation of the soft parts about the nail; Onych′ium, a little claw; On′ychomancy, divination by means of the finger-nails; Onychonō′sos, disease of the nails.—adj. Onychopath′ic, affected with such.—n. Onychō′sis, disease of the nails. [L.,—Gr. onyx, onychos, a finger-nail.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Onyx

    a variety of agate or chalcedony, in which occur even layers of white and black or white and brown, sharply defined in good specimens; they come from India, and are highly valued for cameo-cutting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onyx in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onyx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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