ultramarine, ultramarine blue(noun)
blue pigment made of powdered lapis lazuli
a vivid blue to purple-blue color
of a brilliant pure blue to purplish blue color
a brilliant blue pigment that is either extracted from mineral deposits or made synthetically.
having a brilliant blue colour.
situated or being beyond the sea
a blue pigment formerly obtained by powdering lapis lazuli, but now produced in large quantities by fusing together silica, alumina, soda, and sulphur, thus forming a glass, colored blue by the sodium polysulphides made in the fusion. Also used adjectively
Ultramarine is a blue pigment consisting primarily of a zeolite-based mineral containing small amounts of polysulfides. It occurs in nature as a proximate component of lapis lazuli. The pigment color code is P. Blue 29 77007. Ultramarine is the most complex of the mineral pigments, a complex sulfur-containing sodio-silicate containing a blue cubic mineral called lazurite. Some chloride is often present in the crystal lattice as well. The blue color of the pigment is due to the S3− radical anion, which contains an unpaired electron.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ul-tra-ma-rēn′, adj. situated beyond the sea.—n. the most beautiful and durable sky-blue colour, so called either from its intense blue, or from the lapis lazuli, from which it is made, being brought from Asia, beyond the sea.
The numerical value of ultramarine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ultramarine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Images & Illustrations of ultramarine
Translations for ultramarine
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for ultramarine »
Find a translation for the ultramarine definition in other languages:
Select another language: