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ˈkɑr baɪd, -bɪdcar·bide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carbidenoun

    a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element


  1. carbidenoun

    Any binary compound of carbon and a more electropositive element

  2. carbidenoun

    The polyatomic ion C, or any of its salts.

  3. carbidenoun

    The monatomic ion C, or any of its salts.

  4. carbidenoun

    A carbon-containing alloy or doping of a metal or semiconductor, such as steel.

  5. carbidenoun

    Tungsten carbide.

  6. carbidenoun

    trivial name for calcium carbide (CaC), used to produce acetylene in bicycle lamps in the early 1900s.


  1. Carbide

    In chemistry, a carbide usually describes a compound composed of carbon and a metal. In metallurgy, carbiding or carburizing is the process for producing carbide coatings on a metal piece.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carbidenoun

    a binary compound of carbon with some other element or radical, in which the carbon plays the part of a negative; -- formerly termed carburet

  2. Etymology: [Carbon + -ide.]


  1. Carbide

    In chemistry, a carbide is a compound composed of carbon and a less electronegative element. Carbides can be generally classified by chemical bonding type as follows: salt-like, covalent compounds, interstitial compounds, and "intermediate" transition metal carbides. Examples include calcium carbide, silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, and cementite, each used in key industrial applications. The naming of ionic carbides is not systematic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbide in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carbide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of carbide in a Sentence

  1. Lei Jinde:

    We knew there was calcium carbide inside but we didn't know whether it had already exploded, at that point no one knew, it wasn't that the fire fighters were stupid.

  2. Rashida Bee:

    The government and Union Carbide have done little to recognize these children as part of the disaster, so we felt we had to do something.

  3. Sunita Narain:

    I don't think there is any doubt now that the waste dumped by Union Carbide is a serious problem and that it needs to be dealt with urgently.

  4. Kamla Bhai:

    We are here to demand our rights from both the Indian government and Union Carbide, we lost our children, we lost our husbands, we lost our mothers, we lost our fathers, yet we have been ignored by the government and cheated by the corporate for the last thirty years. Their treatment has been shameful.

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