The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for adamantine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adamantine \Ad`a*man"tine\, a. [L. adamantinus, Gr. ?.]
     1. Made of adamant, or having the qualities of adamant;
        incapable of being broken, dissolved, or penetrated; as,
        adamantine bonds or chains.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Min.) Like the diamond in hardness or luster.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: consisting of or having the hardness of adamant
      2: having the hardness of a diamond
      3: 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]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229