Adamant

Definition of Adamant

Ad´a`mant   Pronunciation: ăd´å`mănt
n.1.A stone imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness; but in modern mineralogy it has no technical signification. It is now a rhetorical or poetical name for the embodiment of impenetrable hardness.
Opposed the rocky orb
Of tenfold adamant, his ample shield.
- Milton.
2.Lodestone; magnet.
As true to thee as steel to adamant.
- Greene.

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