Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stone; throw stones at; hit with stones.
  • To cut and polish, as a stone by a lapidary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To stone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, law to throw stones or other objects at, sometimes to death, as punishment.
  • verb transitive To hurl insults at

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb kill by throwing stones at
  • verb throw stones at

Etymologies

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From Latin lapidātus, past participle of lapidō ("throw stones at"), from lapis ("stone")

Examples

  • But I'll lapidate it for a while in the old cerebral gem tumbler.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • We speak because it is better they be roused to lapidate us than soused in their sty, with none to let them hear they live like swine, craving only not to be disturbed at the trough.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 4

  • We speak because it is better they be roused to lapidate us than soused in their sty, with none to let them hear they live like swine, craving only not to be disturbed at the trough.

    Beauchamp's Career — Complete

  • We speak because it is better they be roused to lapidate us than soused in their sty, with none to let them hear they live like swine, craving only not to be disturbed at the trough.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • This virus uses the name of God to perpetrate the most terrible horrors: lapidate women, enslave them, use youths as human bombs.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • I hope that after my studies i will go back and help those lovely dogs. amazing how many lurkers there are just waiting to lapidate (look it up) a saint when he falls from grace ... give the man a chance and let the authorities investigate.

    timesofmalta.com

  • a place apart and they stand there and lapidate most of us, and secretly wish that they had ever had the chance of being as bad as we are without being found out.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

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