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Definition of the noun amethyst

What does amethyst mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amethysts

  1. a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: quartz = a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks; transparent gem = a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion

Definition of the adjective amethyst

What does amethyst mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of a moderate purple color

Alternative definition of the adjective amethyst


  1. Having a colour similar to that of the gemstone


  1. Amethyst a.k.a. Marysia Kay is a retired Scottish actress, singer, and fight performer. She is best known for her role in Forest of the Damned. Her most recent appearances include the short films Record & Erase and Short Lease, and the horror movie Colour from the Dark, starring Debbie Rochon.
  2. Amethyst a.k.a. Amy Thiest is a pornographic actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Amethyst Baptiste.


Amethyst is a musical group.


Amethyst is a record label.


  1. "Amethyst" is a cataloged instance, composition.
    • also known as Amethyst (1996.12.31)
    • music and lyrics by Yoshiki
  2. "Amethyst" is a musical album of Billy Hart.
  3. "Amethyst" is a musical single of Zen Paradox.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  4. "Amethyst" is a musical album of The Happy Hollows.
    • released on
  5. "Amethyst" is a musical single of Phase.
    • released on
  6. "Amethyst" is a composition.


"Amethyst" is a book by Lauraine Snelling.

  • also known as "Amethyst (Dakotah Treasures #4)"
  • genres: Romance novel, Fiction


  1. Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- and μέθυστος methustos, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. It is one of several forms of quartz. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone and is the traditional birthstone for February.
  2. Amethyst is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Amethyst

  1. Amethyst Aster
  2. Amethyst Dancer
  3. Amethyst Eryngo
  4. Amethyst Gemclam
  5. Amethyst Woodstar
  6. Amethyst Stickseed
  7. Amethyst Brown Dove
  8. Amethyst Hairstreak
  9. Amethyst-Throated Sunangel
  10. Amethyst-Throated Hummingbird
  11. Amethyst-Throated Mountaingem

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amethyst

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals (2007)

by Judy Hall

Bran denberg Amethyst Amethyst Spirit Quartz Crystal system Trigonal Chemistry SiOg Silicon dioxide with impurities Hardness 7 Source South Africa Chakra Higher crown, soma Number 3 Zodiac sign Aquarius, Pisces Planet Jupiter, ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic (2011)

by Scott Cunningham

The amethyst calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits, and promotes thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives. Worn, it wards off guilt and self-deception, helps you overcome addictions such as alcoholism, curbs overindulgence, and ...

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Alternative Medicine (2008)

by T V Sairam

amethyst, bloodstone, coral, garnet, lapis lazuli, ruby, quartz Taurus (April 20– May 20) agate, emerald, peridot, jade, lapis lazuli, topaz, turquoise, quartz Gemini (May 21– June 21) agate, ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

amethyst; (1) a pale violet to purple or violet, transparent variety of quartz, the color being due to ...

Google previewDictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998)

by William Stewart

Amethyst. Purpure. (purple),. or. the. planet. Mercury. The stones included above listed alphabetically are:...

Amethyst Beryl Bloodstone Carnelian Cats-Eye Chalcedony Coral Diamond Emerald Garnet Jacinth Jade Jet Lapis Lazuli Malachite ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

The oriental amethyst is the hardest, scarcest, and ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson

AMETHYST, in mineralogy, is one of the Quartz family; it occurs massive and in rolled pieces, but most frequently crystallized. The crystals are six-sided pyramids : colour violet blne, passing on the one hand to plum blue, brown, brownish black ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

AMETHYST. A precious stone, transparent, and of a fine violet colour, inclining in some specimens towards purple. The ordinary amethyst is a fine description of quartz, known as amethystine quartz, but the most rare and precious variety of the ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The oriental amethyst is the hardest, scarcest, and most valuable ; h is generally of a dove colour, though some are purple, and others white like the diamond. The German is of a violet colour, and the Spanish arc of three sorts ; the best are the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica, Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1810)

We shall nearly follow the former subdivisions, which are, amethyst ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

AMETHYST. AME- . IHYST. AMHARA. AMIABLE. AMI ANTHUS. AMID. AMIENS. AMISS. amit- TERE LEGEM TERR.«. every part of Holland. There is a giass- house of some note in the place, at least for a Dutch manufactory of this description, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (2005)

by Kathryn A. Bard

Sites 5, 6 and 9—a hilltop settlement, a peak carved with inscriptions and drawings, and a fortress, respectively—constitute an area of intense Middle Kingdom amethyst mining activity. Site 5 consists of a hilltop settlement and adjacent ...

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