a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
a piece of this serving as a magnet.
something that attracts strongly.
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How to use lodestone in a sentence
Uber is our lodestone today because it dropped a new SEC filing that includes some notes on its recent performance.Ride-hailing’s profitability promise is in its final countdown | Alex Wilhelm | April 12, 2021 | TechCrunch
He is the lodestone of the offensive structure, and his immense core strength doesn’t just hold off defenders — it also props up the entire Heat’s offensive hierarchy.
Beale Street drew them, it has been said, “like a lodestone.”Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis | Stanley Booth | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was my lodestone, my centering point, my story as a journalist covering Germany and the East Bloc.
It had formed a Chamber of Commerce which entered bravely upon its mission as a lodestone for the attraction of Eastern capital.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
A Greek legend tells us that the lodestone was discovered by Magnes, a shepherd who found his crook attracted by the rock.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
One of their experiments was to float a needle on a piece of cork, and make it follow a lodestone held in the hand.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
For three years he draws me to his parties as a lodestone draws baser metals.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
She used no wiles, practised no arts—her subtle mesmerism was the unseen power of the lodestone.The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for lodestone
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
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Scientific definitions for lodestone
A piece of the mineral magnetite that acts like a magnet.
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