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Definitions of topaz

  1. a light brown Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Either one of two species of large, brilliantly colored humming birds of the Topaza, of South America and the West Indies. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A yellow, brown, or greenish sempirecious stone; the yellow sapphire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A precious stone having brilliant colors, generally yellowish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A transparent gem of a yellow color. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. A mineral, one of the gems, generally yellowish, occurring in rhombic prisms, and consisting of silica, alumina, and fluoric acid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. One of the precious stones, occurring in finely-striated crystals, transparent, of various colours or colourless, most frequently yellow, and harder than quartz. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for topaz

  1. " You're to take care of her, Topaz – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  2. Pale pink streaks glittered on the dusky horizon- darts of light began to climb upward into the clouds, and to plunge downward into the water,- the radiance spread, and gradually formed into a broad band of deep crimson, which burned with a fixed and intense glow- topaz like rays flickered and streamed about it, as though uncertain what fantastic shape they should take to best display their brilliancy. – Thelma by Marie Corelli