transitive verb-·dat·ed, -·dat·ing
- to throw stones at
- to stone to death
Origin of lapidatefrom Classical Latin lapidatus, past participle of lapidare, to stone from lapis (see lapidary)
(third-person singular simple present lapidates, present participle lapidating, simple past and past participle lapidated)
- (law) to throw stones or other objects at, sometimes to death, as punishment.
- To hurl insults at