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Definition of the noun alabaster

What does alabaster mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alabasters

  1. a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: gypsum = a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters
  2. a hard compact kind of calcite
  3. a very light white
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: white / whiteness = the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness

Alternative definition of the noun alabaster


  1. A fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum, used ornamentally.
  2. [historical] A variety of calcite, translucent and sometimes banded.

Definition of the adjective alabaster

What does alabaster mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or resembling alabaster


  1. Alabaster is a city and southern suburb of Birmingham in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 30,352. According to the 2013 Census Estimates, the city had a population of 31,342. Alabaster is still a growing population.
  2. Alabaster a.k.a. Alabaster Township is a civil township of Iosco County in the U.S. state of Michigan. the 2010 census has the township population of 487.

There are other places with in their name, like Alabaster Caverns State Park.


Alabaster is a musical group.

  • album: "Alabaster"


  1. "Alabaster" is a musical album of World Standard.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Alabaster" is a musical album of Louisa John-Krol.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  3. "Alabaster" is a musical album of Alabaster.
    • released in (23 years ago)


  1. "Alabaster" is dark fantasy and science fiction author Caitlin R. Kiernan's fourth collection of short fiction. It consists of five stories concerning the misadventures of Dancy Flammarion, the albino girl and monster hunter who first appeared in Kiernan's 2001 novel, Threshold. The tales follow Dancy from her childhood in the backwoods and swamps of the Florida panhandle to her teenage duels with strange and murderous creatures in south Georgia. Haunted by a being which may or may not be an angel, Dancy is driven from one encounter to the next, gradually beginning to doubt the nature of her quest. All of these stories occur before the events of Threshold. Released by Subterranean Press, the book is illustrated by Ted Naifeh. The collection was released with a chapbook containing a sixth Dancy Flammarion story, "Highway 97." The book's afterword, "On the Road to Jefferson," was originally released as a chapbook by Subterranean Press in 2002 to accompany the hardcover edition of "Les Fleurs Empoisonnées," titled In the Garden of Poisonous Flowers.
  2. "Alabaster" is a written work by Sarojini Naidu.


  1. Alabaster is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum and calcite, a carbonate of calcium, also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster or Oriental alabaster, in geological terms is "a stalagmitic limestone marked with patterns of swirling bands of cream and brown". In general, but not always, ancient Alabaster in Egypt and the Near & Middle East is calcite. Alabaster in medieval Europe is gypsum. Modern Alabaster is probably calcite, but may be either. Both are easy to 'work' and as both are slightly water soluble, have been used for making a variety of indoor artworks and carvings, as they will not survive long outdoors.
    • also known as Úběl
  2. Alabaster is a manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka, published in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion from December 1970 to June 1971.

Phrases with Alabaster

  1. Alabaster Jewelbox
  2. Nux Alabaster
  3. Conus Alabaster
  4. Murex Alabaster
  5. Ovulum Alabaster
  6. Prunum Alabaster
  7. Purpura Alabaster
  8. Siratus Alabaster
  9. Neptunea Alabaster
  10. oriental alabaster
  11. Diminovula Alabaster
  12. Marginella Alabaster
  13. Scabricola Alabaster
  14. Species Nux Alabaster
  15. Pseudosimnia Alabaster
  16. Species Murex Alabaster
  17. Species Ovulum Alabaster
  18. Species Prunum Alabaster
  19. Species Siratus Alabaster
  20. Species Neptunea Alabaster

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Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art (2008)

by Gerald W. R. Ward

Alabaster is slightly soluble in water and therefore not suitable for outdoor works; it is very soft and readily cut and polished with the simplest tools. (see fig.). It provides an excellent surface for painting and gilding, without priming being ...

Google previewDictionary of Daily Life of Indians of the Americas (1981)

ALABASTER, an ornamental mineral known as onyx marble or Mexican onyx, has been used for centuries by the Indian peoples, especially in Mesoamerica, for decorative and religious purposes. Composed of translucent calcite and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture (1854)

Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)

ALABASTBB- Under this name are confounded two minerals, wholly distinct from each other, gypseous alabaster, or compact gypsum, and calcareous alabaster. Gypseous alabaster is found of a white, or yellowish, or greenish colour, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandize, and Nomenclature in All European Languages, for the Use of Counting-Houses. 4. Ed (1815)

by C ..... H ..... Kauffmann

Agate Cukier lodowaty Sugar candy Alabaster ......... Alabaster Cyna ............ in Aloa ............... Aloe Cynek ............ Zinc ; spelter Aloes.............. . Ditto Czarzie laino ... Assafoetida Ambra ............ Ambergrease - Any Z............... Aniseed Deski .

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1810)

by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)

ALABASTER (William), an Englisti ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (2012)

by Colum Hourihane

During the later Middle Ages and afterwards, es- pecially in the 16th and 17th centuries, alabaster was much used by sculptors for small panels and figures and for tombs both on the Continent and in England. Marks on the backs ofsome ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1A1B3A1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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