What does Eureka mean?

Definitions for Eurekayʊˈri kə, yə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constantan, Eureka(noun)

    an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire

  2. Eureka(noun)

    a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean


  1. eureka(Interjection)

    An exclamation indicating sudden discovery.

  2. Origin: From εὕρηκα, perfect active indicative 1st singular of εὑρίσκω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eureka

    the exclamation attributed to Archimedes, who is said to have cried out "Eureka! eureka!" (I have found it! I have found it!), upon suddenly discovering a method of finding out how much the gold of King Hiero's crown had been alloyed. Hence, an expression of triumph concerning a discovery

  2. Origin: [Gr. I have found, perfect indicative of to find.]



    EUREKA, often abbreviated as "E!" or "Σ!", is a pan-European research and development funding and coordination organization. EUREKA aims to coordinate efforts of governments, research institutes and commercial companies concerning innovation. It does not partake in military research and follows a "bottom-up" approach to R&D funding, industry itself deciding which projects should be developed. As of July 2012, EUREKA has 41 full members, including the European Union. All 27 EU Member States are also members of EUREKA, with the last EU Member State, Bulgaria, joining in June 2010. EUREKA is not an EU research programme, but rather an inter-governmental initiative, of which the EU is a member. Cooperation and synergy are sought between EUREKA and the research activities of the EU proper, notably with European Union's Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development and the European Research Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eureka

    ū-rē′ka, n. a brilliant discovery. [Gr. perf. indic. of euriskein, to find; the cry of Archimedes as he ran home naked from the bath, where a method of detecting the adulteration of Hiero's crown had suddenly occurred to him.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Eureka

    the exclamation of Archimedes on discovering how to test the purity of the gold in the crown of Hiero (q. v.); he discovered it, tradition says, when taking a bath.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eureka in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eureka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isaac Asimov:

    The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' (I found it) but 'That's funny ...'

  2. Gavin Heffernan:

    Some of my favorite spots were the Eureka Dunes at Death Valley, Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii, and the Enchanted Highway in North Dakota, there's lots of gems out there but my favorite spots are where you can imagine you're on another planet.

  3. Rhys Morgan:

    There is rarely a' eureka' moment, as such, engineering feats which are currently out of reach require time for the pieces to fit together and the minds responsible for developing the ideas to work through all the wrong avenues before achieving what is currently impossible.

  4. Kristen Wingerter Martinez:

    My husband has lived in Eureka since 1972, never seen it this bad, kids are out of school. People can't make it to work. National Guard brought in. A community pulling together to save our favorite pizza place. Elks lodge feeding all the volunteers with the American flag flying high in Eureka.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )

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