Quicksilver is an alternative name for the element mercury. It may also refer to:

Science and technology:

  • Quicksilver (computer), a codename for the third revision of the Power Mac G4
  • Quicksilver (software), an open source application launcher for Mac OS X
  • QuickSilver (DTP software), a desktop publishing software formerly called Interleaf by Broadvision
  • QuickSilver (project), a software research project at Cornell University
  • Quicksilver (ISP), an ISP in New Zealand
  • Quicksilver Software, a computer games company based in Irvine, California

Media and entertainment:

  • DJ Quicksilver, an electronic musician
  • Quicksilver (comics), a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe
  • Quicksilver (DC Comics), a superhero in the DC Comics universe
  • Quicksilver (game show), a short-lived USA Network game show
  • Quicksilver (film), a film about bicycle messengers starring Kevin Bacon
  • "Quicksilver", an instrumental from the Soundtrack from the Film More, by Pink Floyd
  • Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1960s California rock band
  • Quicksilver, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, bluegrass and gospel band
  • Quicksilver (novel) by Neal Stephenson, the first volume of his The Baroque Cycle series
  • Quicksilver, the antagonist Rubiy's pseudonym in the science-fiction novel Psion by Joan D. Vinge
  • Quicksilver, the fictional invisibility-granting synthetic hormone featured in the Sci-Fi television series The Invisible Man


  • Quicksilver Manufacturing, an American manufacturer of ultralight and light aircraft
  • Eipper Quicksilver ultralight aircraft
  • Quicksilver GT500 ultralight aircraft
  • USS Quicksilver (SP-281), a United States Navy patrol vessel in commission from 1917 to 1919
  • Quicksilver was one of the GWR 3031 Class locomotives that were built for and run on the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1915, formerly named St. George before 1907


  • Quiksilver, a clothing brand specializing in surfing and winter sports
  • Quicksilver, California, a former town in Lake County
  • Quicksilver (wrestler), the stage name of American professional wrestler Rick Clements
  • Las Vegas Quicksilvers, a former soccer team that played for the now-defunct North American Soccer League
  • Operation Quicksilver (disambiguation), military operations
  • Quicksilver Resources, an oil and gas production company

Famous quotes containing the word quicksilver:

    the quicksilver art
    Throws back the invisible but lightning mass
    To inhabit the room; for I have seen it part
    The palpable air....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)