Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

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Synonyms of Wolfram

atomic number 74, tungsten, w

Alternate forms of Wolfram

Hypernyms: metal, metallic element

Origin of the word Wolfram

  1. 1757, from Ger. Wolfram, wolform "iron tungstate" (1562), of obscure etymology. It looks like "wolf-cream" (from rahm "cream"), but the second element might be M.H.G. ram (Ger. Rahm) "dirty mark, soot;" if so, perhaps "so called in sign of contempt because it was regarded of lesser value than tin and caused a considerable loss of tin during the smelt… more

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Words that sound like Wolfram

wall fern, wellborn, wolverine, wooly lip fern

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