a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten slag or rock.
a fibrous material made by blowing steam or air through molten slag and used for packing and insulation Also called rock wool
[mi-nur-vuh] /mɪˈnɜr və/ noun 1. the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, identified with the Greek goddess Athena. 2. a woman of great wisdom. 3. a female given name. /mɪˈnɜːvə/ noun 1. the Roman goddess of wisdom Greek counterpart Athena ancient Roman goddess of arts, crafts, and sciences; wisdom, sense, and reflection (later […]
- Minerva software
A company producing software for the Acorn Archimedes. (http://zynet.co.uk/minerva/). (1995-01-31)
[min-uh-stroh-nee; Italian mee-ne-straw-ne] /ˌmɪn əˈstroʊ ni; Italian ˌmi nɛˈstrɔ nɛ/ noun, Italian Cookery. 1. a thick vegetable soup, often containing herbs, beans, bits of pasta, etc., and served with Parmesan cheese. /ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊnɪ/ noun 1. a soup made from a variety of vegetables and pasta n. Italian vegetable soup, 1871, from Italian minestrone, with augmentative suffix […]
[mahyn-swee-per] /ˈmaɪnˌswi pər/ noun, Navy. 1. a specially equipped ship used for dragging a body of water in order to remove or destroy enemy . /ˈmaɪnˌswiːpə/ noun 1. a naval vessel equipped to detect and clear mines