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Meaning of TOPAZ

Pronunciation:  'towpaz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light brown
  2. [n]  a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
  3. [n]  a yellow quartz

TOPAZ is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: common topaz, false topaz, tan
 See Also: light brown, mineral, quartz, transparent gem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\To"paz\, n. [OE. topas, F. topaze, L. topazos, or
topazion, a kind of precious stone, Gr. to`pazos, topa`zion;
possibly akin to Skr. tap to glow (cf. {Tepid}). According to
some, the name is from Topazos, a small island in the Red
Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone which they called by
this name, but which is the chrysolite of the moderns.]
1. (Min.) A mineral occurring in rhombic prisms, generally
   yellowish and pellucid, also colorless, and of greenesh,
   bluish, or brownish shades. It sometimes occurs massive
   and opaque. It is a fluosilicate of alumina, and is used
   as a gem.

2. (Zo["o]l.)Either one of two species of large, brilliantly
   colored humming birds of the {Topaza}, of South America
   and the West Indies.

Note: The two tail feathers next to the central ones are much
      longer that the rest, curved, and crossed. The Throat
      is metallic yellowish-green, with a tint like topaz in
      the center, the belly is bright crimson, the back
      bright red. Called also {topaz hummer}.

{False topaz}. (Min.) See the Note under {Quartz}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a topaz in your dream means calmness and relaxation. You need to restore balance in your life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. pitdah (Ezek. 28:13; Rev. 21:20), a golden yellow or "green" stone brought from Cush or Ethiopia (Job 28:19). It was the second stone in the first row in the breastplate of the high priest, and had the name of Simeon inscribed on it (Ex. 28:17). It is probably the chrysolite of the moderns.