a soft, yellowish, metallic, rhombohedral mineral, NiS, usually in the form of brittle, fine, hairlike crystals; nickel sulfide
Origin of milleriteGerman millerit, after W. H. Miller (1801-80), British mineralogist
Historical a follower of William Miller (1782-1849), a U.S. preacher who declared that the end of the world and the second coming of Christ would occur in 1843
A nickel sulfide mineral, NiS, usually occurring in long hairlike crystals and sometimes used as a nickel ore.
Origin of milleriteAfter William Hallowes Miller (1801-1880), British mineralogist
Miller +"Ž -ite, from British mineralogist William Hallowes Miller.
- (Christianity) One who followed the calculations of William Miller or his followers than the world would end October 22, 1844; when it didn't, the Great Disappointment occurred. The subsequent denominations his movement spawned include the Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and the (Campbellite) Restorationists.
- A resident of any community known as Miller; often specifically a resident of Miller Beach, in Gary, Indiana
Miller +"Ž -ite