What does spinel mean?

Definitions for spinel
spɪˈnɛl, ˈspɪn lspinel

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spinel(noun)

    a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum; occurs in various colors that are used as gemstones


  1. spinel(Noun)

    any of several hard minerals of cubic symmetry that are mixed oxides of magnesium and aluminium and are used as gemstones of various colours

  2. spinel(Noun)

    any crystalline material, not necessarily an oxide, that possesses the same crystal structure as this mineral

  3. Origin: spinilo from the verb .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spinel(noun)

    alt. of Spinelle

  2. Spinel(noun)

    bleached yarn in making the linen tape called inkle; unwrought inkle


  1. Spinel

    Spinel is the magnesium aluminium member of the larger spinel group of minerals. It has the formula MgAl2O4. Balas ruby is an old name for a rose-tinted variety.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spinel

    spin′el, or spi-nel′, n. a mineral composed chiefly of magnesia and alumina, and crystallising in octahedra—ruby, or magnesia spinel, reddish; pleonaste, dark green to black; picotite, or chrome spinel, black; gahnite, or zinc spinel, green to brown; hercynite, or iron spinel, black. [Low L. spinellus, dim. of spina, a thorn.]

Anagrams for spinel »

  1. spline

  2. Pilsen

How to pronounce spinel?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say spinel in sign language?

  1. spinel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spinel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of spinel

  1. spinelspinelspinelspinelspinel

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for spinel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for spinel »


Find a translation for the spinel definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these spinel definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"spinel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 21 Jul 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/spinel>.

Are we missing a good definition for spinel? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for spinel:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.