What does oxide mean?

Definitions for oxideˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd; ˈɒk sɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxide(noun)

    any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical


  1. oxide(Noun)

    A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element.

  2. Origin: Archaic oxide (now oxyde).


  1. Oxide

    An oxide is a chemical compound that contains at least one oxygen atom and one other element in its chemical formula. Metal oxides typically contain an anion of oxygen in the oxidation state of −2. Most of the Earth's crust consists of solid oxides, the result of elements being oxidized by the oxygen in air or in water. Hydrocarbon combustion affords the two principal carbon oxides: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Even materials considered pure elements often develop an oxide coating. For example, aluminium foil develops a thin skin of Al2O3 that protects the foil from further corrosion. Different oxides of the same element are distinguished by Roman numerals denoting their oxidation number, e.g. iron oxide versus iron oxide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oxide

    oks′īd, n. a compound of oxygen and some other element or organic radical. Oxides are of three kinds—acid-forming, basic, and neutral.—n. Oxidabil′ity.—adj. Ox′idable, capable of being converted into an oxide.—v.t. Ox′idate (same as Oxidise).—ns. Oxidā′tion, Oxidise′ment, act or process of oxidising; Ox′idātor, a contrivance for drawing a current of air to the flame of a lamp.—adj. Oxidis′able, capable of being oxidised.—v.t. Ox′idise, to convert into an oxide.—v.i. to become an oxide.—n. Oxidis′er.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxide in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Nye:

    It’s bulletproof material made of magnesium oxide.

  2. Lanie Friedman:

    This is impacting any company that uses nitrous oxide in food, so includes private label and competitive whipped topping too.

  3. Jay McConville:

    Stalker is another leap forward in terms of endurance with four hours of battery power. We can bring in solid oxide fuel technology and reach eight hours of endurance on a small hand-launched UAV. That is really significant.

  4. Mary Nichols:

    Volkswagen is so far not handling the scandal correctly, every additional gramme of nitrogen oxide increases the health risks for our citizens. Volkswagen has not acknowledged that in any way or made any effort to really solve the problem.

  5. Baoxia Mi:

    We made it from graphite, which is a material that we use in pencils for example, so it's cheap and relatively abundant. So we can use that and the process that we use to make from the graphite to the graphene oxide is actually quite scalable.

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