loadstone
variant of lodestone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Loadstone — GPS Aktuelle Version: 0.72 (21. April 2009) Betriebssystem: Symbian Kategorie: Navigationssoftware Lizenz: GPL …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Loadstone — Load stone , Lodestone Lode stone, n. [Load, lode + stone.] (Min.) A piece of magnetite, a magnetic iron ore, possessing polarity like a magnetic needle, having the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically. See {Magnetite}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loadstone — [lōd′stōn΄] n. LODESTONE …   English World dictionary

  • loadstone — Magnetite Mag net*ite, n. (Min.) An oxide of iron ({Fe3O4}) occurring in isometric crystals, also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses polarity, being then called {loadstone}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loadstone — n. stone with magnetic properties that attracts iron; piece of loadstone used as a magnet; something which attracts (also lodestone) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • loadstone — lodestone, loadstone noun (C, U) old use iron, or a piece of iron that acts as a magnet (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • loadstone — loadstar, loadstone see lodestar, lodestone …   Modern English usage

  • loadstone — /lohd stohn /, n. lodestone. [1505 15; earlier load LODE + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • LOADSTONE —    or LODESTONE    an iron ore remarkable for its magnetic quality or power of attracting iron; it derived its name from its use as a leading stone in the compass to mariners …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • loadstone — noun variant spelling of lodestone …   English new terms dictionary

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