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Word of the Day - Lodestone


How to pronounce lodestone
How to pronounce lodestone

Lodestone – l ow d s t ow n



A piece of Magnetite able to be used as a magnet

We floated a piece of lodestone to make a makeshift compass

Definition noun

a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.

a piece of this serving as a magnet.

something that attracts strongly.

a rock that consists of pure or nearly pure magnetite and thus is naturally magnetic

a piece of such rock, which can be used as a magnet and which was formerly used as a primitive compass

a person or thing regarded as a focus of attraction



How to Pronounce Lodestone




Synonyms for lodestone

Magnet, magnetic ore, hematite


Dictionary Entries near lodestone

locutory, Lod, lode, loden, lodestar, lodestone, lodge, lodged, Lodgepole Creek, lodgepole pine, lodger

First known use

1505–15; lode (in obsolete sense “way, course”) + stone




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