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paɪˈraɪ tiz, pə-, ˈpaɪ raɪtspyrites

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyritesnoun

    any of various metallic-looking sulfides (of which pyrite is the commonest)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pyritesnoun


    Etymology: from πῦϱ.

    Pyrites contains sulphur, sometimes arsenick, always iron, and sometimes copper. John Woodward.


  1. pyrites

    Pyrites are natural minerals that consist of iron disulfide, and are typically pale brass-yellow in color. They are commonly known as fool's gold, due to their metallic luster and pale yellow color, which resemble real gold. Pyrites are used in the production of sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide and are also used as a source of iron. They can also be used as gemstones in jewelry. Besides iron pyrite, there are also pyrites of other metals like copper and gold.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrites

    of Pyrite

  2. Pyritesnoun

    a name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. fire. See Pyre.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyrites

    pir-ī′tēz, n. a term applied to a large class of mineral compounds of metals with sulphur, or with arsenic, or with both—crystalline, hard, generally brittle, and frequently yellow.—adjs. Pyritā′ceous; Pyrit′ic, -al; Pyritif′erous.—v.t. Pyr′itise, to convert into pyrites.—n. Pyritol′ogy, knowledge of pyrites.—adj. Pyr′itous. [L.,—Gr. pyr, fire.]

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  1. stripey

  2. sperity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrites in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrites in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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