What does onyx mean?

Definitions for onyxˈɒn ɪks, ˈoʊ nɪks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onyx(noun)

    a chalcedony with alternating black and white bands; used in making cameos


  1. Onyx(n.)

    Same as Mexican onyx.

  2. Onyx(n.)

    A deep jet-black color.

  3. onyx(a.)

    Deep, jet-black.


  1. onyx(Noun)

    A banded variety of chalcedony, a cryptocrystalline form of quartz.

  2. onyx(Adjective)



  1. Onyx

    Onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Commonly, specimens of onyx contain bands of black and/or white.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Onyx

    on′iks, n. (min.) an agate formed of layers of chalcedony of different colours, used for making cameos.—ns. Onych′ia, suppurative inflammation near the finger-nail; Onychī′tis, inflammation of the soft parts about the nail; Onych′ium, a little claw; On′ychomancy, divination by means of the finger-nails; Onychonō′sos, disease of the nails.—adj. Onychopath′ic, affected with such.—n. Onychō′sis, disease of the nails. [L.,—Gr. onyx, onychos, a finger-nail.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Onyx

    a variety of agate or chalcedony, in which occur even layers of white and black or white and brown, sharply defined in good specimens; they come from India, and are highly valued for cameo-cutting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onyx in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onyx in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    The Onyx of Savannah on Red Room

  2. Sean Harper:

    This was the bet we made when we acquired Onyx, to be able to demonstrate something compelling enough with respect to the difference between Kyprolis and Velcade.

  3. Greg Albrecht:

    It is essentially a bluetooth communications device so it is not much different than any other bluetooth device you might connect to your phone with the exception that the Onyx and other devices on the Orion network connect you to the Orion network.

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