What does sulphur mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sulphur

    sul′fur, n. a yellow mineral substance, very brittle, fusible, and inflammable: brimstone.—n. Sul′phate, a salt formed by sulphuric acid with a base.—v.t. to form a deposit of lead sulphate on.—adj. Sulphat′ic.—ns. Sul′phatile, native sulphuric acid; Sul′phide, a combination of sulphur with a metal; Sul′phite, a salt formed by sulphurous acid.—v.t. Sul′phūrāte, to combine with, or subject to, the action of sulphur.—ns. Sulphūrā′tion, the act or operation of subjecting to the action of sulphur or sulphurous acid; Sulphurā′tor, an apparatus for sulphurating.—adj. Sulphū′rēous, consisting of, containing, or having the qualities of sulphur.—adv. Sulphū′reously.—ns. Sulphū′reousness; Sul′phūret, a combination of sulphur with an alkali, earth, or metal.—adjs. Sul′phūretted, having sulphur in combination; Sulphū′ric, pertaining to, or obtained from, sulphur: denoting a certain well-known strong acid, formerly called oil of vitriol; Sul′phūrous, pertaining to, resembling, or containing sulphur: denoting the pungent acid given out when sulphur is burned in air; Sul′phury, partaking of the qualities of sulphur.—Sulphuretted hydrogen, a compound of sulphur and hydrogen, stinking and noxious; Sulphurous acid, an acid formed by one equivalent of sulphur combined with two of oxygen. [L. sulphur; said to be conn. with Sans. çulvāri.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sulphur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sulphur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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