Definitions of mineral

  1. solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  2. An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.
  3. A mine.
  4. Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms ( animal, vegetable, and mineral).
  5. Pertaining to, or containing, minerals.
  6. Any substance not animal or vegetable; any chemical compound resulting naturally from inorganic processes; ore.
  7. An inorganic substance found in the earth or at its surface: any substance containing a metal.
  9. An inorganic substance, found on or in the earth.
  10. A substance neither animal nor vegetable, and commonly solid; any inorganic substance.
  11. Any inorganic substance found in the earth.
  12. Any inorganic body which is found on the surface or within the earth; a rock or stone; a metal.
  13. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
  14. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
  15. Pertaining to, consisting of, or mingled with, a substance not animal or vegetable.
  16. Relating to minerals: impregnated with minerals, as water: a term applied to inorganic substances.
  17. Pertaining to or resembling minerals; inorganic.
  18. Pertaining to or consisting of minerals; impregnated with mineral matter. The mineral kingdom, the third grand division of natural objects, embracing all inorganic substances whatever. Mineral acids, the sulphuric, nitric, hydrochloric, & c. Mineral black, oxide of carbon. Mineral caoutchouc, an elastic mineral pitch or bitumen. Mineral green, carbonate of copper. Mineral salt, salt found native, formed by mineral acids with bases. Mineral waters, waters impregnated with mineral substances.