Quicksilver is another name for mercury.
Origin of quicksilverMiddle English ; from Old English cwicseolfor ; from cwicu, living (see quick) + seolfor, silver: translated, translation of Classical Latin argentum vivum, literally , living silver: from its liquid form
- of or like mercury
- suggestive of mercury; specif., quick, lively, brilliant, etc.
Origin of quicksilverMiddle English, from Old English cwicseolfor, living silver (translation of Latin argentum vīvum) : cwic, cwicu, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + seolfor, silver; see silver.
- The metal mercury.
- (colloquial) An amalgam of mercury and tin applied to the backs of mirrors, quicksilvering.
(third-person singular simple present quicksilvers, present participle quicksilvering, simple past and past participle quicksilvered)
quicksilver - Computer Definition
(1) (QuickSilver Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, www.qstech.com) A mobile communications company that specializes in a reconfigurable logic chip for cellphones and PDAs. See adaptive computing.
(2) A browser plug-in from Micrografx that allows a variety of vector drawings to be viewed from the Web.
(3) A family of dBASE III PLUS compilers developed by WordTech Systems, Inc. In 1992, the technology was acquired by Borland.