Definition of Anthracite

1. Noun. A hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat.

Exact synonyms: Anthracite Coal, Hard Coal
Generic synonyms: Coal
Derivative terms: Anthracitic



Definition of Anthracite

1. n. A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal.

Definition of Anthracite

1. Noun. A form of carbonized ancient plants; the hardest and cleanest-burning of all the coals; hard coal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anthracite

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Medical Definition of Anthracite

1. A hard, compact variety of mineral coal, of high luster, differing from bituminous coal in containing little or no bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens consist almost wholly of carbon. Also called glance coal and blind coal. Origin: L. Anthracites a kind of bloodstone; fr. Gr. Like coals, fr, coal or charcoal. Cf. Anthrax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anthracite

anthotaxy
anthoxanthins
anthozoa
anthozoan
anthozoans
anthozoic
anthra-
anthracaemia
anthracene
anthracenes
anthracenyl
anthraces
anthracic
anthraciferous
anthracin
anthracite (current term)
anthracite coal
anthracites
anthracitic
anthracnose
anthracnoses
anthraco-
anthracoid
anthracomancy
anthracometer
anthracometers
anthraconite
anthraconites
anthracosilicosis
anthracosis

Literary usage of Anthracite

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1880)
"On the anthracite Coal and Coal-field of South Wale*. By CH PERKINS. ... THE anthracite or 'stone coal' deposit of the British Islands ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Any discovery or invention which he may make shall be deemed his personal property. anthracite COAL MINED IN 1916 THE anthracite mined in 1916 amounted to ..."

3. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"anthracite MINING COSTS anthracite Mining Costs BY RV NORRIS, * E. II., M. SC., ... The great spread in anthracite prices on the varying sizes, ..."

4. The Yale Review by Yale University, George Park Fisher, George Burton Adams, Henry Walcott Farnam, Arthur Twining Hadley, John Christopher Schwab, William Fremont Blackman, Edward Gaylord Bourne, Irving Fisher, Henry Crosby Emery, Wilbur Lucius Cross (1903)
"Since the appearance of the article on "The anthracite Coal Situation," in the May number of the YALE REVIEW, many events of great importance have ..."

5. Immigration and Labor: The Economic Aspects of European Immigration to the by Isaac Aaronovich Hourwich (1922)
"There was no organization in the anthracite coal fields until 1868, when the Workingmen's Benevolent Association was founded. It succeeded in organizing for ..."

6. History of the Rise and Progress of the Iron Trade of the United States by Benjamin Franklin French (1858)
"Experiments for using anthracite in blast furnaces were made by the Lehigh Coal Company in 1830, and vast sums had been expended, from time to time, ..."

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