topaz


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to·paz

 (tō′păz′)
n.
1.
a. A colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral, often found in association with granitic rocks and valued as a gemstone.
b. Any of various yellow gemstones, especially a yellow variety of sapphire or corundum.
2. A light yellow variety of quartz.

[Middle English topace, from Old French, from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos.]

topaz

(ˈtəʊpæz)
n
1. (Minerals) a white or colourless mineral often tinted by impurities, found in cavities in igneous rocks and in quartz veins. It is used as a gemstone. Composition: hydrated aluminium silicate. Formula: Al2SiO4(F,OH)2. Crystal structure: orthorhombic
2. (Minerals) oriental topaz a yellowish-brown variety of sapphire
3. (Minerals) false topaz another name for citrine
4. (Colours)
a. a yellowish-brown colour, as in some varieties of topaz
b. (as adjective): topaz eyes.
5. (Animals) either of two South American hummingbirds, Topaza pyra and T. pella
[C13: from Old French topaze, from Latin topazus, from Greek topazos]

to•paz

(ˈtoʊ pæz)

n.
1. a mineral, Al2(SiO4)(OH,F)2, occurring in transparent crystal prisms and granular masses and used as a gem.
[1225–75; Middle English topace < Old French < Latin topazus < Greek tópazos]
to′paz•ine` (-pəˌzin, -zɪn) adj.

to·paz

(tō′păz′)
1. A colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink mineral consisting largely of aluminum silicate and valued as a gem. Topaz is often found in pegmatites and is the mineral used to represent a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale.
2. Any of various yellow gemstones, especially a yellow variety of sapphire or corundum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topaz - a yellow quartztopaz - a yellow quartz      
quartz - 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.topaz - a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstonetopaz - a mineral (fluosilicate of aluminum) that occurs in crystals of various colors and is used as a gemstone
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
3.topaz - a light brown the color of topaztopaz - a light brown the color of topaz  
light brown - a brown that is light but unsaturated
Translations
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[ˈtəʊpæz] Ntopacio m

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[ˈtəʊpæz] ntopaze ftop brass n (British)huiles fpl top-class [ˌtɒpˈklɑːs] adj [restaurant, hotel] → de première classe; [athlete, player] → de premier plan

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[ˈtəʊpæz] ntopazio

topaz

(ˈtəupaz) noun
a kind of precious stone, of various colours.
References in classic literature ?
Before he left us, he showed us his gold watch which struck the hours, and a topaz ring, given him by some Russian nobleman who delighted in Negro melodies, and had heard d'Arnault play in New Orleans.
The place he found beyond expression bright, Compar'd with aught on Earth, Medal or Stone; Not all parts like, but all alike informd Which radiant light, as glowing Iron with fire; If mettal, part seemd Gold, part Silver cleer; If stone, Carbuncle most or Chrysolite, Rubie or Topaz, to the Twelve that shon In AARONS Brest-plate, and a stone besides Imagind rather oft then elsewhere seen, That stone, or like to that which here below Philosophers in vain so long have sought, In vain, though by thir powerful Art they binde Volatil HERMES, and call up unbound In various shapes old PROTEUS from the Sea, Draind through a Limbec to his Native forme.
This brought them, by the end of the repast, to swallowing a drink which from the color of the ruby had passed to that of a pale topaz.
said the old father of the bride-groom, as he carried to his lips a glass of wine of the hue and brightness of the topaz, and which had just been placed before Mercedes herself.
Upon the floor were found four Napoleons, an ear-ring of topaz, three large silver spoons, three smaller of métal d'Alger, and two bags, containing nearly four thousand francs in gold.
Madame de Cintre was bending a listening head to the historic confidences of an old lady who was presumably the wife of the old gentleman in the neckcloth, an old lady in a red satin dress and an ermine cape, who wore across her forehead a band with a topaz set in it.
There is one piece of old greenish pipe amber, and a cut topaz from Europe.
the solid rocks cracked to their base, and separated like blocks beneath the operation of the wedge; a portion of the vault was carried up towards heaven, as if it had been built of cardboard; the green and blue and topaz conflagration and black lava of liquefactions clashed and combated an instant beneath a majestic dome of smoke; then oscillated, declined, and fell successively the mighty monoliths of rock which the violence of the explosion had not been able to uproot from the bed of ages; they bowed to each other like grave and stiff old men, then prostrating themselves, lay down forever in their dusty tomb.
She was clad in flowing, fluffy robes of soft material that reminded Dorothy of woven cobwebs, only it was colored in soft tintings of violet, rose, topaz, olive, azure, and white, mingled together most harmoniously in stripes which melted one into the other with soft blendings.
He wore his tie drawn through a topaz ring instead of fastened with a stick pin; and once he had written to the editor of a magazine that "Junie's Love Test" by Miss Libbey, had been the book that had most influenced his life.
They had not been at work ten minutes ere her eye had glimpsed the topaz ring on the third finger of Saxon's left hand.