verb /ˈlæpɪˌdeɪt/
a) to throw stones or other objects at, sometimes to death, as punishment.
b) To hurl insults at
Syn: stone

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lapidate — Lap i*date, v. t. [L. lapidatus, p. p. of lapidare, fr. lapis stone.] To stone. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lapidate — [lap′ə dāt΄] vt. lapidated, lapidating [< L lapidatus, pp. of lapidare, to stone < lapis (see LAPIDARY)] Rare 1. to throw stones at 2. to stone to death lapidation n …   English World dictionary

  • lapidate — verb 1. kill by throwing stones at People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock • Syn: ↑stone • Derivationally related forms: ↑lapidation, ↑lapidator, ↑stone (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lapidate — lapidation, n. /lap i dayt /, v.t., lapidated, lapidating. 1. to pelt with stones. 2. to stone to death. [1615 25; < L lapidatus ptp. of lapidare to stone. See LAPIDARY, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lapidate — v. stone, throw stones at someone or something; stone to death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lapidate — lap·i·date …   English syllables

  • lapidate — To stone a person to death …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • lapidate — /ˈlæpədeɪt/ (say lapuhdayt) verb (t) (lapidated, lapidating) Rare 1. to pelt with stones. 2. to stone to death. {Latin lapidātus, past participle} –lapidation /læpəˈdeɪʃən/ (say lapuh dayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • lapidate —   v.t. stone to death.    ♦ lapidation,    ♦ lapidator, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stone — 1. noun /stəʊn,stoʊn/ a) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders. , 1843: Seven pounds make a clove, 2 cloves a stone, 2 stone a tod, 6 1/2 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. [...] It is to be observed here that a …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.