What does quicksilver mean?

Definitions for quicksilverˈkwɪkˌsɪl vər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, Hg, atomic number 80(adj)

    a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures

  2. erratic, fickle, mercurial, quicksilver(a)(adj)

    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"


  1. quicksilver(Noun)

    The metal mercury.

  2. quicksilver(Noun)

    An amalgam of mercury and tin applied to the backs of mirrors, quicksilvering.

  3. quicksilver(Verb)

    To overlay with quicksilver.

  4. quicksilver(Verb)

    To treat with quicksilver.

  5. quicksilver(Adjective)

    Unpredictable, erratic or fickle; mercurial.

  6. Origin: From quyksilver, from cwicseolfor. Literally "living silver" from its ability to move. See quick in the sense of living.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quicksilver(adj)

    the metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver

  2. Origin: [Quick living + silver; -- so called from its fluidity; cf. G. quecksilber, L. argentum vivum. See Quick, a.]


  1. Quicksilver

    Quicksilver is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appears in X-Men #4 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the son of Magneto, the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch, and the paternal half-brother of Polaris. Debuting in the Silver Age of comic books, Quicksilver has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity, starring in the self-titled series Quicksilver and as a regular team member in superhero title the Avengers. The character has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products such as animated films; arcade and video games; television series and merchandise such as action figures and trading cards. In 2006, IGN named Quicksilver #23 on their list of "The Top 25 X-Men Of All Time" commenting that "Quicksilver was the shining example of a villain turned good." Evan Peters will portray the character in the 2014 live-action film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quicksilver in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quicksilver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Austin O'Malley:

    A politician is like quicksilver if you try to put your finger on him, you will find nothing under it.

  2. Dorothy Rothschild Parker:

    Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Images & Illustrations of quicksilver

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