What does brimstone mean?

Definitions for brimstoneˈbrɪmˌstoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brimstone, native sulfur, native sulphur(noun)

    an old name for sulfur


  1. brimstone(Noun)


  2. brimstone(Noun)

    The sulphur of Hell; Hell, damnation.

  3. brimstone(Noun)

    Used attributively as an intensifier in exclamations.

  4. brimstone(Noun)

    The butterfly Gonepteryx rhamni of the Pieridae family.

  5. brimstone(Adjective)

    Composed of or resembling brimstone; about or pertaining to Hell.

  6. Origin: From brimston, bremston, corrupted forms of brinston, brenston, bernston, from brynstan, equivalent to , or . Cognate with brunstane, brennisteinn, Bernstein. Compare also brimfire. More at burn, stone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brimstone(verb)

    sulphur; See Sulphur

  2. Brimstone(adj)

    made of, or pertaining to, brimstone; as, brimstone matches

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brimstone

    brim′stōn, n. sulphur: (fig.) a virago.—Fire and brimstone! an ejaculation. [Lit. burning stone; from A.S. brýne, a burning—byrnan, to burn, and Stone; cf. Ger. bernstein.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A little bit of Hades, which finds its match on earth and smells to heaven. Better to strike it here than in the hereafter.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brimstone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brimstone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yitz Dekel:

    In a way, without fire and brimstone, this is a natural disaster, a technological failure and natural disaster.

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