AskDefine | Define Vulcan

Dictionary Definition

Vulcan n : (Roman mythology) god of fire and metal working; counterpart of Greek Hephaestus

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From Latin Vulcanus of Etruscan origin, but unknown meaning. Perhaps related to Greek (pyr) "fire" and καίειν (kaiein) "to burn."

Proper noun

  1. In the context of "Roman mythology": The god of volcanoes and fire, especially the forge, also the patron of all craftsmen, principally blacksmiths.
    The goddess Venus was the wife of Vulcan.
  2. astronomy historical A theoretical planet proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun in a 19th-century hypothesis.
  3. A fictional planet in the Star Trek'' universe.
  4. A member of the humanoid race inhabiting the fictional planet Vulcan; the race is noted for lack of emotion and adherence to logic.
  5. The language spoken by these humanoids.
  6. A person who seems to lack emotion or is overly analytical and boring.
  7. A town in southern Alberta, Canada.



Roman god of fire
fictional planet in Star Trek
Romanian: Vulcan
member of the humanoid race inhabiting the fictional planet Vulcan
Romanian: vulcanian , vulcaniană
the language spoken by these humanoids
Romanian: vulcaniană

Extensive Definition

Vulcan may refer to:


  • Vulcan (mythology), the blacksmith god of fire and volcanoes in Roman mythology
    • Hephaestus, the Greek god of smiths identified with Vulcan.







Other uses

See also

Vulcan in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Вулкан
Vulcan in German: Vulkan (Begriffsklärung)
Vulcan in Spanish: Vulcano
Vulcan in French: Vulcan
Vulcan in Italian: Vulcano
Vulcan in Maltese: Vulkan
Vulcan in Dutch: Vulcan
Vulcan in Norwegian: Vulcan (andre betydninger)
Vulcan in Low German: Vulkan
Vulcan in Portuguese: Vulcano (desambiguação)
Vulcan in Romanian: Vulcan (dezambiguizare)
Vulcan in Russian: Вулкан
Vulcan in Sicilian: Vurcanu
Vulcan in Slovak: Vulkán
Vulcan in Swedish: Vulcan
Vulcan in Turkish: Vulcan (anlam ayrım)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysus, Dis, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Venus, Vesta, Wayland, Zeus, farrier, forger, metalworker, smith
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