Search Result for "adamant":
1. very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem;
[syn: diamond, adamant]
1. impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason;
- Example: "he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind"
- Example: "Cynthia was inexorable she would have none of him"- W.Churchill;
- Example: "an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency"
[syn: adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Adamant \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. [1913 Webster] Opposed the rocky orb Of tenfold adamant, his ample shield. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Lodestone; magnet. [Obs.] "A great adamant of acquaintance." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] As true to thee as steel to adamant. --Greene. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adamant adj 1: impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; "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 tendency" [syn: adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent] n 1: very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem [syn: diamond, adamant]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "adamant": adamantine, at a standstill, cast-iron, dour, firm, flintlike, flinty, frozen, granitelike, granitic, grim, hard, hard-core, immobile, immotile, immotive, immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, inductile, inelastic, inexorable, inextensible, inextensile, inextensional, inflexible, intractable, intractile, intransigent, iron, irreconcilable, irremovable, irresilient, lithic, marblelike, nonelastic, nonstretchable, obdurate, pat, petrified, petrogenic, relentless, rigid, rigorous, rock, rock-ribbed, slaty, standpat, stationary, steely, stern, stiff, stone, stubborn, unaffected, unalterable, unbending, unchangeable, uncompromising, unextendible, unextensible, unflexible, ungiving, unlimber, unmalleable, unmovable, unmoved, unmoving, unpliable, unpliant, unrelenting, unswayable, untractable, unyieldingEaston's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
Adamant (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).The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
ADAMANT, n. A mineral frequently found beneath a corset. Soluble in solicitate of gold.