Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

carbide

play
noun car·bide \ˈkär-ˌbīd\

Definition of carbide

  1. 1 :  a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element; especially :  calcium carbide

  2. 2 :  a very hard material made of carbon and one or more heavy metals



Origin and Etymology of carbide

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1865


Medical Dictionary

carbide

play
noun car·bide \ˈkär-ˌbīd\

Medical Definition of carbide

  1. :  a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element




Learn More about carbide

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of carbide Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about carbide


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carbide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a simplified speech bridging languages

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy melancholy frenetic philistine
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ