Metals vs. Metalloids

Metals vs. Metalloids — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Metals and Metalloids

Metalsnoun

Any of a category of electropositive elements that usually have a shiny surface, are generally good conductors of heat and electricity, and can be melted or fused, hammered into thin sheets, or drawn into wires. Typical metals form salts with nonmetals, basic oxides with oxygen, and alloys with one another.

Metalloidsnoun

A nonmetallic element, such as arsenic, that has some of the chemical properties of a metal. Most metalloids behave as semiconductors.

Metalsnoun

An alloy of two or more metallic elements.

Metalloidsnoun

A nonmetallic element, such as carbon, that can form an alloy with metals.

Metalsnoun

An object made of metal.

Metalloidsadjective

Relating to or having the properties of a metalloid.

Metalsnoun

Basic character; mettle.

Metalloidsadjective

Having the appearance of a metal.

Metalsnoun

Broken stones used for road surfaces or railroad beds.

Metalsnoun

Molten glass, especially when used in glassmaking.

Metalsnoun

Molten cast iron.

Metalsnoun

(Printing) Type made of metal.

Metalsnoun

(Music) Heavy metal.

Metalsverb

To cover or surface (a roadbed, for example) with broken stones.

Metalsnoun

plural of metal

Metalsnoun

(rail transport) the rail tracks owned by a company or organisation; a rail network

It was appropriate that 'King' number 6000 began the return to steam on British Rail metals in 1971.