Definitions for sulphurˈsʌl fər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sulfur, S, sulphur, atomic number 16(verb)

    an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

  2. sulphur, sulfur(verb)

    treat with sulphur in order to preserve

    "These dried fruits are sulphured"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sulphur(noun)

    a nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96

  2. Sulphur(noun)

    any one of numerous species of yellow or orange butterflies of the subfamily Pierinae; as, the clouded sulphur (Eurymus, / Colias, philodice), which is the common yellow butterfly of the Eastern United States

  3. Origin: [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.]


  1. Sulphur

    Sulphur is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 22,512 at the 2000 census. Sulphur is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Editors Contribution

  1. sulphur

    Is a chemical element and occurs naturally on the planet.

    Sulphur is an essential element for all life, and is widely used in biochemical processes.

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