Lodestone definitions

lōd'stōn'
A piece of magnetite that has magnetic properties and attracts iron or steel.
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One that attracts strongly.
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Any strongly magnetized rock, esp. one containing magnetite.
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Something that attracts as with magnetic force.
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A piece of the mineral magnetite that acts like a magnet.
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A naturally occurring magnet.
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Origin of lodestone

First attested from 1515, from Middle English lode (“guide") + stone. From use as a guide tool by mariners. See also: lodestar.