- (Roman mythology) The Roman god associated with speed, sometimes used as a messenger. He wore winged sandals. Mercury corresponded to the Greek god Hermes.
- (astronomy) The planet in the solar system with the closest orbit to the Sun, named after the god; represented by ☿.
Verbs for Mercury
administer—; anoint with—; drain—; inject ——; scale—; —ascends; —contracts; —corrodes; —descends; —estimates; —expands; —gauges; —graduates; —impends; —measures; —poisons; —sublimates; —threatens; ——warns.
Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysus, Dis, Earth, Eros, Gaea, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Iris, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Paul Revere, Persephassa, Persephone, Pheidippides, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Uranus, Venus, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus, asteroid, carrier, commercialism, commissionaire, courier, diplomatic courier, emissary, estafette, express, go-between, industrialism, inferior planet, major planet, mercantilism, message-bearer, messenger, minor planet, nuncio, planet, planetoid, post, postboy, postrider, runner, secondary planet, solar system, superior planet, terrestrial planet, wanderer
April showers, Gyropilot, Proteus, antelope, arrow, automatic pilot, blue darter, blue streak, boatheader, boatsteerer, cannonball, chameleon, cicerone, cloud shapes, courier, courser, cowherd, coxswain, dart, dragoman, drover, eagle, electricity, express train, flash, gazelle, glass, goatherd, greased lightning, greyhound, guide, guidepost, guider, hare, helmsman, herd, herdsman, jet plane, kaleidoscope, light, lightning, moon, navigator, pilot, pointer, quicksilver, river pilot, rocket, rolling stone, scared rabbit, shepherd, shifting sands, shot, steerer, steersman, streak, streak of lightning, striped snake, swallow, the weather, thermal detector, thermometer, thermostat, thought, thunderbolt, torrent, tour director, tour guide, water, weather vane, weathercock, wheel of fortune, whirligig, wind