What does Vulcan mean?

Definitions for Vulcan
ˈvʌl kənvul·can

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vulcannoun

    (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vulcannoun

    the god of fire, who presided over the working of metals; -- answering to the Greek Hephaestus

  2. Etymology: [L. Vulcanus, Volcanus: cf. Skr. ulk a firebrand, meteor. Cf. Volcano.]


  1. Vulcan

    In ancient Roman religion and myth, Vulcan is the god of fire including the fire of volcanoes. Vulcan is often depicted with a blacksmith's hammer. The Vulcanalia was the annual festival held August 23 in his honor. His Greek counterpart is Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery. In Etruscan religion, he is identified with Sethlans. The god belongs to the most ancient stage of Roman religion: Varro citing the Annales Maximi, recalls that king Titus Tatius had dedicated altars to a series of deities among which Vulcan is mentioned.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vulcan

    vul′kan, n. (Roman myth.) the god of fire.—n. Vulcanā′lia, an ancient Roman, festival in honour of Vulcan, held on 23d August.—adjs. Vulcā′nian, pertaining to Vulcan, or to one who works in iron; Vulcan′ic (same as Volcanic).—n. Vulcanic′ity, volcanicity.—adj. Vulcanī′sable.—n. Vulcanisā′-tion.—v.t. Vul′canise, to combine with sulphur by heat, as caoutchouc—v.i. to admit of such treatment.—ns. Vul′canism, volcanism; Vul′canist, a supporter of the Huttonian theory in geology which asserted the igneous origin of such rocks as basalt; Vul′canite, the harder of the two kinds of vulcanised india-rubber or caoutchouc, the softer kind being called soft-rubber. [L. Vulcanus.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vulcan

    the Roman god of fire and an artificer In metals, identified with the Greek Hephæstus (q. v.); had a temple to his honour in early Rome; was fabled to have had a forge under Mount Etna, where he manufactured thunderbolts for Jupiter, the Cyclops being his workmen.


  1. Vulcan

    (Vul′can), the god of fire, was the son of Jupiter and Juno. He offended Jupiter, and was by him thrown out of heaven; he was nine days falling, and at last dropped into Lemnos with such violence that he broke his leg, and was lame forever after. Vulcan was married to Venus. He is supposed to have formed Pandora out of clay. His servants were the Cyclopes. He was the patron deity of blacksmiths, and as the smelter or softener of metal bears also the name of Mulciber.

    “Men call him Mulciber; and how he fell From heaven, they fabled, thrown by angry Jove, Sheer o’er the crystal battlements.” (Milton.)

Who Was Who?

  1. Vulcan

    Fireman and tinsmith. Made a number of celebrated forgings. Had a career like the ancients and fell in love with Venus.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vulcan is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vulcan surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Vulcan.

    96.7% or 119 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vulcan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vulcan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Vulcan in a Sentence

  1. Ben Robinson:

    It's metaphorical storytelling that allows you a way of taking science and fantasy to look at your own society, he [ Roddenberry Sr. ] talked about race by having a Vulcan instead of a Black guy.

  2. Pere Valles:

    We were approached by private equity groups initially, but when Vulcan Capital approached us we stopped right away.

  3. Tory Bruno:

    We're on time with Vulcan, but if something should arise, we're going to make sure that you fly when you're ready.

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  • Gabriel Dan Vulpe
    Gabriel Dan Vulpe
    one of the most famous cold era R.A.F bomber had been named Vulcan (ugly looking, with delta wings, however with overall good flight performance)
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an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  • A. condemn
  • B. interrupt
  • C. moan
  • D. observe

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