Found 2 items, similar to Mineral kingdom.
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Definition: mineral kingdom
n : all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant
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Definition: Mineral kingdom
, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d King
1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.
When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron.
2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the
dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.
Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak.
3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology,
the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for
classification. “The animal and vegetable kingdoms.”
[1913 Webster +PJC]
. See under Animal
Kingdom of God
(a) The universe.
(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged
(c) The authority or dominion of God.
. See under Mineral
. See under United
. See under Vegetable
Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.
1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or
of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
(Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric,
nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as
distinguished from the organic acids
, the name usually given to azurite, when
reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.
, a candle made of paraffin.
, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of
bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness.
, and Elaterite
(Chem.) See Chameleon mineral
. See under Charcoal
. See Mineral wool
, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.
(Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand
divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects,
as distinguished from plants or animals.
. See Naphtha
, and Petroleum
, a pigment made chiefly of some natural
mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.
. See Bitumen
, and Asphalt
, the right of taking minerals from land.
(Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.
, a familiar name for hatchettite
, from its
fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.
. See under Water
. See Ozocerite
, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing
a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is
a poor conductor of heat.