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Meaning of QUARTZ

Pronunciation:  kworts

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
  2. [n]  colorless glass made of almost pure silica

QUARTZ is a 6 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: crystal, lechatelierite, quartz glass, vitreous silica
 See Also: amethyst, atomic number 14, aventurine, cairngorm, calcedony, chalcedony, citrine, common topaz, false topaz, mineral, natural glass, rock crystal, rose quartz, Si, silica, silicon, silicon dioxide, silicon oxide, smoky quartz, sunstone, topaz, transparent quartz



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quartz\, n. [G. quarz.] (Min.)
A form of silica, or silicon dioxide ({SiO2}), occurring in
hexagonal crystals, which are commonly colorless and
transparent, but sometimes also yellow, brown, purple, green,
and of other colors; also in cryptocrystalline massive forms
varying in color and degree of transparency, being sometimes

Note: The crystalline varieties include: amethyst, violet;
      citrine and false topaz, pale yellow; rock crystal,
      transparent and colorless or nearly so; rose quartz,
      rosecolored; smoky quartz, smoky brown. The chief
      crypto-crystalline varieties are: agate, a chalcedony
      in layers or clouded with different colors, including
      the onyx and sardonyx; carnelian and sard, red or
      flesh-colored chalcedony; chalcedony, nearly white, and
      waxy in luster; chrysoprase, an apple-green chalcedony;
      flint, hornstone, basanite, or touchstone, brown to
      black in color and compact in texture; heliotrope,
      green dotted with red; jasper, opaque, red yellow, or
      brown, colored by iron or ferruginous clay; prase,
      translucent and dull leek-green. Quartz is an essential
      constituent of granite, and abounds in rocks of all
      ages. It forms the rocks quartzite (quartz rock) and
      sandstone, and makes most of the sand of the seashore.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing quartz in your dream, suggests rigidity and an unyielding personality. Alternatively, quartz can symbolize the union of masculine and feminine energies. Some situation is finally becoming clear.