Definition of Lodestone

1. Noun. A permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically.

Exact synonyms: Loadstone
Generic synonyms: Permanent Magnet, Static Magnet
Terms within: Magnetic Iron-ore, Magnetite

Definition of Lodestone

1. n. Same as Loadstone.

Definition of Lodestone

1. Noun. A naturally occurring magnet. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The mineral magnetite. ¹

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Definition of Lodestone

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Medical Definition of Lodestone

1. A piece of magnetic iron ore possessing polarity like a magnetic needle. See Magnetite. Origin: Load, lode + stone. Same as Loadstone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lodestone

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lodestone (current term)
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Literary usage of Lodestone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Electricity: (The Intellectual Rise in Electricity) from by Park Benjamin (1898)
""So," he says, continuing his illustration, "the lodestone attracts by one part by similitude and from another part expels by dissimilitude. ..."

2. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1871)
"lodestone—natural magnets.—There is found in nature an ore of iron, ... 521 522 Thus mounted, the lodestone gains in strength, by sustaining a weight from ..."

3. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"The lodestone. In considering the subject of magnetism and electricity and ... The natural magnet, or lodestone, which is a certain native oxide of iron, ..."

4. Magnetic Fields of Force: An Exposition of the Phenomena of Magnetism by Hermann Ebert (1897)
"The lodestone.—It was known to the ancients that certain ores of iron possess ... The lodestone, or magnetic iron ore, is a combination of equivalent parts ..."

5. The Gospel of Gladness by David James Burrell, American Tract Society (1892)
"Sir Isaac Newton had a lodestone in a seal-ring, weighing only three grains, ... In the spiritual world the antitype or counterpart of the lodestone is ..."

6. Magnetism and Electricity by Frederick Guthrie (1876)
"lodestone.—The oxide of iron whose composition is Fe3 O4, and which may be ... We shall call the end or part of the lodestone which points to the N. the ..."

7. Prevention Plus II: Tools for Creating and Sustaining Drug-Free Communities (1994)
"... Prevention Program Evaluation Research Appendix L Peer Programs: The lodestone to Prevention Seldom can we read a review of prevention research without ..."

8. Electricity Experimentally and Practically Applied: A Book for the Beginner by Sydney Whitmore Ashe (1910)
"The name " magnet" as applied to the lodestone, leading stone, not load stone, is derived through the Latin magnes or the Greek /j ..."

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