What does mercurial mean?

Definitions for mercurial
mərˈkyʊər i əlmer·cu·ri·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mercurial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. erratic, fickle, mercurial, quicksilver(a)adjective

    liable to sudden unpredictable change

    "erratic behavior"; "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next"

  2. Mercurialadjective

    relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury

    "the Mercurial canals"

  3. Mercurialadjective

    relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury

    "more than Mercurial thievishness"

  4. mercurialadjective

    relating to or containing or caused by mercury

    "mercurial preparations"; "mercurial sore mouth"

Wiktionary

  1. mercurialnoun

    A chemical containing mercury.

  2. mercurialadjective

    Volatile; erratic; unstable; flighty; fickle or changeable in temperament.

  3. mercurialadjective

    Lively; clever; sprightly; animated; quick-witted.

    I have a mercurial wit.

  4. mercurialadjective

    Of, or pertaining to the element mercury; containing mercury; caused by the action of mercury or quicksilver.

  5. mercurialadjective

    Having characteristics attributed to the Roman god Mercury, such as swiftness, eloquence, shrewdness, and thievishness.

  6. mercurialadjective

    (often capitalized, see Mercurial) Of or pertaining to the Roman god Mercury.

  7. mercurialadjective

    (often capitalized, see Mercurial) Of or pertaining to the planet Mercury; under the supposed astrological influence of the planet Mercury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mercurialadjective

    having the qualities fabled to belong to the god Mercury; swift; active; sprightly; fickle; volatile; changeable; as, a mercurial youth; a mercurial temperament

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  2. Mercurialadjective

    having the form or image of Mercury; -- applied to ancient guideposts

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  3. Mercurialadjective

    of or pertaining to Mercury as the god of trade; hence, money-making; crafty

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  4. Mercurialadjective

    of or pertaining to, or containing, mercury; as, mercurial preparations, barometer. See Mercury, 2

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  5. Mercurialadjective

    caused by the use of mercury; as, mercurial sore mouth

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  6. Mercurialnoun

    a person having mercurial qualities

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

  7. Mercurialnoun

    a preparation containing mercury

    Etymology: [L. mercurialis, fr. Mercurius Mercury: cf. F. mercuriel.]

Freebase

  1. Mercurial

    Mercurial is a cross-platform, distributed revision control tool for software developers. It is mainly implemented using the Python programming language, but includes a binary diff implementation written in C. It is supported on Windows and Unix-like systems, such as FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Linux. Mercurial is primarily a command line program but graphical user interface extensions are available. All of Mercurial's operations are invoked as arguments to its driver program hg, a reference to the chemical symbol of the element mercury. Mercurial's major design goals include high performance and scalability, decentralized, fully distributed collaborative development, robust handling of both plain text and binary files, and advanced branching and merging capabilities, while remaining conceptually simple. It includes an integrated web interface. Mercurial has also taken steps to ease the transition for SVN users. The creator and lead developer of Mercurial is Matt Mackall. Mercurial is released as free software under the terms of the GNU GPL v2.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mercurial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mercurial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mercurial in a Sentence

  1. Martin Sheen:

    I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of subtruths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth, i am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive.

  2. Marco Catani:

    ADHD could explain aspects of Leonardo's temperament and his strange mercurial genius.

  3. Charlie Sheen:

    Charlie Sheen said Charlie Sheen found out Charlie Sheen was HIV positive about four years ago. Charlie Sheen symptoms began with crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor, Charlie Sheen recalled. I thought it was over. The star said Charlie Sheen was coming forward with the truth because of the rumors in the press surrounding Charlie Sheen health. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth. Charlie Sheen said the most hurtful rumor Charlie Sheen read claimed Charlie Sheen intentionally transmitted the disease to Charlie Sheen partners. That’s as far from the truth as anything can be, Charlie Sheen said. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. Charlie Sheen was kicked off CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer a contaminated little maggot. Charlie Sheen escapades have also included the revelation that Charlie Sheen spent more than $ 50,000 as a client of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring. You can only hear ‘ winning ’ in the streets so many times, i am approaching a time of more of a philanthropic culture in my life.

  4. Charlie Sheen:

    And I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about the( alleged) threatening the health of so many others, which couldn't be farther from the truth.

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