What is another word for lodestone?

Pronunciation: [lˈə͡ʊdstə͡ʊn] (IPA)

Lodestone is a term used to describe a naturally magnetized mineral, typically magnetite. However, there are a number of synonyms that can also be used to describe this magnetic rock. One example is magnetstone, which is derived from the magnetic properties of the mineral. Another synonym is loadstone, which is likely derived from the old English word for leading or guiding. Other terms that are used to describe lodestone include magnetic ironstone, magnetic rock, and magnetic ore. No matter which term is used, the properties of lodestone make it a fascinating and useful mineral for many different applications.

What are the hypernyms for Lodestone?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Lodestone

Mesmer, an 18th century physician, believed that hypnosis occurred as a result of "vital fluids" drawn from a magnet or lodestone and which drew their unique qualities from the sun, moon and stars.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis"
Melvin Powers
In the only true sense of the word power, it applies with equal force to the lodestone as to the human will.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III"
Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
Anyhow, some genius found out that a small needle brought in contact with the so-called lodestone, or magnetic ore, absorbs the qualities of the lodestone, and when placed on a pivot will always point to the north.
"Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers"
Brisbane, Arthur

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