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Meaning of ADAMANT

Pronunciation:  'adumunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
  2. [adj]  not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion; "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"; "Cynthia was inexorable; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill; "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendancy"

ADAMANT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: adamantine, diamond, inexorable, inflexible, intransigent
 See Also: atomic number 6, black diamond, C, carbon, carbonado, transparent gem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad"a*mant\ ([a^]d"[.a]*m[a^]nt), n. [OE. adamaunt,
adamant, diamond, magnet, OF. adamant, L. adamas, adamantis,
the hardest metal, fr. Gr. 'ada`mas, -antos; 'a priv. +
dama^,n to tame, subdue. In OE., from confusion with L.
adamare to love, be attached to, the word meant also magnet,
as in OF. and LL. See {Diamond}, {Tame}.]
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. [Obs.] ``A great adamant of
   acquaintance.'' --Bacon.

         As true to thee as steel to adamant.  --Greene.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. shamir), Ezek. 3:9. The Greek word adamas means diamond. This stone is not referred to, but corundum or some kind of hard steel. It is an emblem of firmness in resisting adversaries of the truth (Zech. 7:12), and of hard-heartedness against the truth (Jer. 17:1).

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