quartz

noun
\ ˈkwȯrts How to pronounce quartz (audio) \

Definition of quartz

1 : a mineral consisting of silicon dioxide occurring in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals or in crystalline masses
2 : a quartz crystal that when placed in an electric field oscillates at a constant frequency and is used to control devices which require precise regulation a quartz watch

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Other Words from quartz

quartzose \ ˈkwȯrt-​ˌsōs How to pronounce quartzose (audio) \ adjective

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Laminate and quartz, on the other hand, can survive with a daily wipedown. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Countertops," 11 Feb. 2019 My eyes light up at sparkly chunks of raw crystals, and patiently the owners tell me about the purported healing energies of tiger's eye, rose quartz, and agate. Andrea Bartz, Redbook, "Why I Stopped Waiting for a Partner & Started Traveling the World," 10 Aug. 2017 It also should be used with a countertop made of a solid material like quartz (as opposed to butcher block or laminate) because the edge of the counter needs to be waterproof. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Sinks," 11 Feb. 2019 The constellation design really pops against a rose-quartz-esque sheer pink. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Astrology Nails Are Blowing Up on Instagram," 27 Sep. 2018 Made with rose quartz, a gemstone that supposedly helps attract love and known as the universal stone of love, the tool is designed to be literally rolled onto the face — in upward motions, against gravity. Madeline Fass, Allure, "Herbivore's Best-Selling Rose Quartz Face Roller Is Back in Stock at Sephora," 27 July 2018 Seattle company Herbivore sells jade and rose quartz rollers for $30–$40. Elizabeth Kiefer, The Seattle Times, "Jade rollers: Puffy-eye wonder cure or sham?," 26 Mar. 2019 Further in, a bright open floor plan encompasses a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with marble and quartz countertops, a formal dining room and an indoor-outdoor family room. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "‘X-Men’ producer Simon Kinberg spins off Sunset Strip estate," 11 July 2018 Similar to jade, rose quartz is believed to have healing and energizing properties and is heralded in Eastern medicine for its powers. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Jade and Rose Quartz Combs Are The Latest Trend in Hair Care," 27 July 2018

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First Known Use of quartz

circa 1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quartz

German Quarz

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The first known use of quartz was circa 1631

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quartz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quartz

: a mineral that is often found in the form of a hard crystal and that is used especially to make clocks and watches

quartz

noun
\ ˈkwȯrts How to pronounce quartz (audio) \

Kids Definition of quartz

: a common mineral often found in the form of colorless transparent crystals but sometimes (as in amethysts, agates, and jaspers) brightly colored

quartz

noun
\ ˈkwȯ(ə)rts How to pronounce quartz (audio) \

Medical Definition of quartz

: a mineral SiO2 consisting of a silica that occurs in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals and also in crystalline masses

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