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Meaning of "lodestone" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LODESTONE

Literally: guiding stone.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LODESTONE

lodestone  [ˈləʊdˌstəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LODESTONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lodestone is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LODESTONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lodestone

Lodestone

A lodestone, or loadstone, is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite. They are naturally-occurring magnets, which can attract iron. Ancient people first discovered the property of magnetism in lodestone. Pieces of lodestone, suspended so they could turn, were the first magnetic compasses, and their importance to early navigation is indicated by the name lodestone, which in Middle English means 'course stone' or 'leading stone'. Lodestone is one of only two minerals that is found naturally magnetized; the other, pyrrhotite, is only weakly magnetic. Magnetite is black or brownish-black with a metallic luster, has a Mohs hardness of 5.5-6.5 and a black streak.

Definition of lodestone in the English dictionary

The first definition of lodestone in the dictionary is a rock that consists of pure or nearly pure magnetite and thus is naturally magnetic. Other definition of lodestone is a piece of such rock, which can be used as a magnet and which was formerly used as a primitive compass. Lodestone is also a person or thing regarded as a focus of attraction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LODESTONE


bloodstone
ˈblʌdˌstəʊn
bondstone
ˈbɒndˌstəʊn
cornerstone
ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn
fieldstone
ˈfiːldˌstəʊn
firestone
ˈfaɪəˌstəʊn
gemstone
ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn
goldstone
ˈɡəʊldˌstəʊn
grindstone
ˈɡraɪndˌstəʊn
headstone
ˈhɛdˌstəʊn
hearthstone
ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn
keystone
ˈkiːˌstəʊn
limestone
ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn
loadstone
ˈləʊdˌstəʊn
milestone
ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn
mudstone
ˈmʌdˌstəʊn
rhinestone
ˈraɪnˌstəʊn
sandstone
ˈsændˌstəʊn
toadstone
ˈtəʊdˌstəʊn
woodstone
ˈwʊdˌstəʊn
Yellowstone
ˈjɛləʊˌstəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LODESTONE

locutionary act
locutory
Lod
lode
loden
lodesman
lodestar
lodge
lodgeable
lodgement
lodgepole
lodger
lodging
lodging house
lodging turn
lodgings
lodgment
Lodi
lodicula
lodicule

WORDS THAT END LIKE LODESTONE

birthstone
bluestone
brownstone
capstone
cobblestone
Ecclestone
Folkestone
Gladstone
greystone
histone
kill two birds with one stone
Livingstone
Maidstone
moonstone
rolling stone
Rosetta stone
stepping stone
stone
tombstone
tone
touchstone

Synonyms and antonyms of lodestone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LODESTONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lodestone» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lodestone

Translation of «lodestone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LODESTONE

Find out the translation of lodestone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lodestone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lodestone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天然磁石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calamita
570 millions of speakers

English

lodestone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चुंबक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حجر المغناطيس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

магнитом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

magnetita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চুম্বক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

magnétite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lodestone
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Magnetit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

磁鉄鉱
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

천연 자석
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lodestone
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cục nam châm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காந்தக்கல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लॉजस्टोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mıknatıs taşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

magnetite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lodestone
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

магнітом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

magnetită
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μαγνητίτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

magneetsteen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

magnetit
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lodestone
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lodestone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LODESTONE»

The term «lodestone» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.531 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LODESTONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lodestone» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lodestone» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lodestone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LODESTONE»

Discover the use of lodestone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lodestone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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From Lodestone to Gyro-compass
lodestone round the vessel and soon the needle-point follows it in its revolution, and when it is revolving correspondingly swiftly they suddenly withdraw the lodestone, whereupon the pointed needle, robbed of its leader, directs its point ...
Henry Luxmoore Hitchins, W. E. May, 1955
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Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms
Alli-Kar, a white-hole portal from another universe, rains meteoroids onto the surface of the planet Kelanni.
Mark Whiteway, 2010
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Engineering Electromagnetics
Magnetite and hematite (Fe^GO are the basis of the lodestone (a naturally occurring, magnetic stone). Many of the magnetic properties of materials were known from antiquity, although not necessarily understood. The magnet was known at ...
Nathan Ida, 2004
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Literary Lodestone: One Hundred Years of California Writing
Literary Lodestone European palates and in his own way rendered valuable service. Once, perhaps only once, did he fail the demands of California's already emergent optimism. For two years the regents of the University of California refused ...
Dixon Wecter, 1950
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Afterglow
When the erotic street drug Rapture is circulated during a celebrity wedding, security specialist Rand Maguire works to stop a global campaign of terror, aided by Lodestone agent Dakota North, who possesses an uncanny sixth sense.
Cherry Adair, 2012
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Magnetism
Much later, in the temple of Edfu, an inscription mentions "living metal": this was the expression of the ancient Egyptians for lodestone [3]. In Crete, at the palace of Knossos (2000 BC - 1300 BC), the throne room of Minos is paved in the centre  ...
Étienne Du Trémolet de Lacheisserie, Damien Gignoux, Michel Schlenker, 2005
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Century of Spells
Then take the lodestone out of the water and drink the water. Dry the lodestone and place it back in its container, sprinkling a few pinches of "magnetic sand" ( iron filings) over it, and put it away in its container until the next week. You must keep ...
Draja Mickaharic, 2001
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A Source Book in Medieval Science
A second method for determining these important points is this: Note the place on the above- mentioned spherical lodestone where the point of the needle clings most frequently and most strongly; for this will be one of the poles as discovered ...
Edward Grant, 1974
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E.J. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam, 1913-1936
MAGHNATlS, MAGHNATlS, MAGHNITlS, Lodestone and Compass. I. The Lodestone and Magnetism The lodestone is a widely disseminated mineral, and is therefore frequently mentioned by geographers and cosmographers, for example in ...
M. Th. Houtsma, 1993
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Environmental Geology Laboratory
B. Earth's magnetic field. The dipolarity of a magnetic field—As early as the 7th century B.C. Greeks had discovered that lodestone (rock that consists of iron-rich minerals within veins, or lodes) attracts bits of iron-rich metals. They referred to ...
‎2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LODESTONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lodestone is used in the context of the following news items.
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Playing catch-up: Salt Lake County plotting more parks, sports fields …
... new master plan to guide park development through 2025, including the continued development of facilities at Lodestone Park, July 17, 2015 ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
2
A year on, soldier's death in Gaza binds his US family to Israel | The …
... with their son's grave serving not only as a lodestone for Israeli and American youth, but also as an anchor to a country that young American ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
3
Get a taste of Cuba in Little Havana
It's the next-best-thing to visiting Cuba for many Americans, the lodestone of the large Cuban-American community that settled in Miami in ... «TheNewsTribune.com, Jul 15»
4
Property Transfers, July 9
9920 Lodestone Drive, Brentwood, Concord Crossing; Buyer: Yu Jung Yang and Tai Hun Park; Seller: Gretchen S and John F Lowe; $529,900. «Spring Hill Home Page, Jul 15»
5
From sidekick to one-man band; Ashby flaunts impressive resume
Lodestone and Iron, Ashby's album of original pieces, features Americana-roots based tracks about lighter themes of attraction, road trips and ... «Cochrane Eagle, Jul 15»
6
How to devour Enid Blyton for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner
As I pored over the menu, a relatively inconspicuous item drew my attention to itself like a powerful lodestone. I signalled to the waiter without ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
7
Fitzgerald's Banner men braced for pivotal test
Cork have acted as the lodestone for Clare and Fitzgerald's turning points. It was after the June defeat to Cork in the Munster semi-final of 2013 ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
8
Infosys promotes Reh, Purohit
The consulting division also includes Lodestone, the Zurich-based company Infosys acquired in 2012 for $350 million. Stay updated on the go ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
9
Louis Roney: My 'wacko' wife
As one might expect, such a splendid column as “Play On!” has been a lodestone for considerable praise through the years. And so it is that ... «Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Jul 15»
10
Steve Smith to anchor Australia's Ashes hopes
From emergency replacement to lodestone, Smith now looms as the key man for the Australian batting line-up for the Ashes series beginning in ... «The Roar, Jul 15»

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