a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron.
a piece of this serving as a magnet.
something that attracts strongly.
a variant spelling of lodestone
a person or thing regarded as a focus of attraction
“magnetically polarized oxide of iron,” 1510s, literally “way-stone,” from lode + stone (n.). So called because it was used to make compass magnets to guide mariners. Figurative use from 1570s.
lodestone also loadstone
A piece of the mineral magnetite that acts like a magnet.
[loh-dee] /ˈloʊ di/ noun, plural loadies. Slang. 1. a person who is a habitual user of alcohol or drugs. noun
[lohf] /loʊf/ noun, plural loaves [lohvz] /loʊvz/ (Show IPA) 1. a portion of bread or cake baked in a mass, usually oblong with a rounded top. 2. a shaped or molded mass of food, as of sugar or chopped meat: a veal loaf. 3. British. [lohf] /loʊf/ verb (used without object) 1. to idle away […]
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. commercially baked bread; store-bought bread.
[lohf] /loʊf/ verb (used without object) 1. to idle away time: He figured the mall was as good a place as any for loafing. 2. to lounge or saunter lazily and idly: We loafed for hours along the water’s edge. verb (used with object) 3. to pass idly (usually followed by away): to loaf one’s […]