What does adamant mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diamond, adamant(adj)

    very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

  2. adamant, adamantine, inexorable, intransigent(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. adamant(Noun)

    A rock or mineral held by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.

  2. adamant(Noun)

    An embodiment of impregnable hardness.

  3. adamant(Noun)

    A magnet; a lodestone.

  4. adamant(Adjective)

    Resistant to reason; determined; inflexible; unshakeable; unyielding.

  5. adamant(Adjective)

    Sure, certain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adamant(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Adamant(noun)

    lodestone; magnet

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Adamant

    Adamant and similar words are used to refer to any especially hard substance, whether composed of diamond, some other gemstone, or some type of metal. Both adamant and diamond derive from the Greek word αδαμαστος, meaning "untameable". Adamantite and adamantium are also common variants. Adamantine has, throughout ancient history, referred to anything that was made of a very hard material. Virgil describes Tartarus as having a screeching gate protected by columns of solid adamantine. Later, by the Middle Ages, the term came to refer to diamond, as it was the hardest material then known, and remains the hardest non-synthetic material known. It was in the Middle Ages, too, that adamantine hardness and the lodestone's magnetic properties became confused and combined, leading to an alternate definition in which "adamant" means magnet, falsely derived from the Latin adamare, which means to love or be attached to. Another connection was the belief that adamant could block the effects of a magnet. This was addressed in chapter III of Pseudodoxia Epidemica, for instance. Since the word diamond is now used for the hardest gemstone, the increasingly archaic term "adamant" has a mostly poetic or figurative use. In that capacity, the name is frequently used in popular media and fiction to refer to a very hard substance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adamant

    ad′a-mant, n. a very hard stone: the diamond.—adjs. Adamantē&priprime;an (Milton), hard as adamant; Adaman′tine, made of or like adamant: that cannot be broken or penetrated. [L. and Gr. adamas, -antosa, neg., and damaein, to break, to tame. See Tame.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ADAMANT

    From "Adam's Aunt," reputed to be a hard character. Hence, anything tough, or hard.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. adamant

    The loadstone; the magnet--the sense in which it was held by early voyagers; but others considered it a "precyowse stone," or gem.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adamant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adamant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of adamant in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    A group of us met with President Ghani over the weekend, and he was very strong and adamant that this current plan will put the nation in danger. And I hope that our leadership will pay attention to him.

  2. Jon Blair:

    The message of this film, in my mind, is the same as Otto Frank's. Otto was adamant that Anne's diary had a universal message. He felt that it should not just be specific to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. There are many who feel that the Holocaust was a uniquely Jewish experience and that Anne's story should be about the genocide of the Jews specifically. I don't agree. From my own lifetime, I've seen genocide and I've seen what happens when nations even turn against themselves and I have firmly hooked my flag to Otto's universalist message. He wanted to perpetuate her writings for those reasons and I'm more than comfortable, happy in fact, to be a small part of that.

  3. Chun Yung-woo:

    It was supposed to be about how they would get Kim to give up the nuclear program, but (Moon) was adamant about having Trump and Kim meet in some way or another and keeping up his peace initiative.

  4. David Milch:

    I had the great fortune to work with Gregory Peck, and Gregory Peck was really adamant to talk about,' Well, if three out of five [ hit ], that's not a bad thing,' you learn so much from the disappointments as well... So valuable, in terms of what I learned about television, about producorial aspects of it, so it's all part of what your tapestry is.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Never have I found MAN so interesting for his disoriented and unharmonious nature yet so adamant in his actions, a resultant effect of unconscious state, making him a subject of mystery!”

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