a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
"he threw a rock at me"
building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
"that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
gem, gemstone, stone(noun)
a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds
"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
stone, pit, endocarp(noun)
the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone(noun)
United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
Stone, Oliver Stone(noun)
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Stone, Lucy Stone(noun)
United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone(noun)
United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone(noun)
United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
Stone, Edward Durell Stone(noun)
United States architect (1902-1978)
a lack of feeling or expression or movement
"he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
kill by throwing stones at
"People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
remove the pits from
"pit plums and cherries"
A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
A small piece of stone.
A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
(plural: stone) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone u2248 6.3503 kilograms
The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
a peach stone
A hard, stone-like deposit.
A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.
To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
As a stone (used with following adjective).
My father is stone deaf. This soup is stone cold.
Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
I went stone crazy after she left.
Constructed of stone.
Having the appearance of stone.
Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
She is one stone fox.
Origin: From stan, ston, from stan, from stainaz (cf. Dutch steen, German Stein), from stāi- (compare Latin stiria ‘icicle’, Russian стена, Ancient Greek στῖον, ‘tallow’, Albanian , Sanskrit ‘it hardens’).
concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones
a precious stone; a gem
something made of stone. Specifically: -
the glass of a mirror; a mirror
a monument to the dead; a gravestone
a calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus
one of the testes; a testicle
the hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp
a weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed
fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone
a stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone
to pelt, beat, or kill with stones
to make like stone; to harden
to free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins
to wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar
to rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone
Origin: [OE. ston, stan, AS. stn; akin to OS. & OFries. stn, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. , , a pebble. 167. Cf. Steen.]
Stone is an old market town in Staffordshire, England, situated about 7 miles north of Stafford, and around 7 miles south of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. It is the second town, after Stafford itself, in the Borough of Stafford, and has long been of importance from the point of view of communications. Stone gave its name to both an urban district council and a rural district council before becoming part of the borough in 1974. In 2001 it had a population of 14,555.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stōn, n. a hard mass of earthy or mineral matter, the hard material of which rock consists: a piece of rock of a certain size or form, or for a particular purpose, as grindstone, millstone, &c.: a precious stone or gem, a crystal mirror: a tombstone: a concretion formed in the bladder: a hard shell containing the seed of some fruits: a standard weight of 14 lb. avoirdupois (other stones occur, as that of 24 lb. for wool, 22 lb. for hay, 16 lb. for cheese, &c.): torpor and insensibility.—adj. made of stone, or of stoneware.—v.t. to pelt with stones: to free from stones: to wall with stones.—n. Stone′-age, the condition of a people using stone as the material for the cutting-tools and weapons which, in a higher condition of culture, were made of metals.—adj. Stone′-blind, as blind as a stone, perfectly blind.—ns. Stone′-boil′ing, a primitive method of making water boil by putting hot stones in it; Stone′-bow, a crossbow for shooting stones: a children's catapult; Stone′-brash, a soil made up of finely-broken rock; Stone′-break, the meadow-saxifrage; Stone′-break′er, one who, or that which, breaks stones, a stone-crushing machine; Stone′-bruise, a bruise caused by a stone, esp. on the sole of the foot from walking barefooted; Stone′-cast, Stone's′-cast, Stone′-shot, Stone's′-throw, the distance which a stone may be thrown by the hand; Stone′chat, Stone′chatter, Stone′clink, one of the most common of the British Turdidæ, smaller than the redbreast—the Wheat-ear is the true stonechat.—n.pl. Stone′-cir′cles, or Circles of Standing Stones, popularly but erroneously called Druidical Circles in Britain, and Cromlechs in France, consist of unhewn stones set up at intervals round the circumference of a circular area usually of level ground.—n. Stone′-coal, mineral coal, as opposed to charcoal: any hard coal, anthracite.—adj. Stone′-cold, cold as a stone.—n. Stone′-col′our, the colour of stone, grayish.—adj. Stone′-col′oured.—ns. Stone′-cor′al, massive coral, as distinguished from branching or tree coral; Stone′crop, the wall-pepper, Sedum acre; Stone′-curlew, a large species of plover; Stone′-cut′ter, one whose occupation is to hew stone; Stone′-cut′ting, the business of hewing and carving stones for walls, monuments, &c.—adjs. Stoned, containing stones; Stone′-dead, lifeless; Stone′-deaf, quite deaf.—ns. Stone′-dress′er, one who prepares stones for building; Stone′-fal′con, a species of hawk or falcon which builds its nest among the rocks; Stone′-fly, a genus of insects typical of the order Plecoptera—several species are native to B
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Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1313
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1521
Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Nouns Frequency: #392
notes, onset, set on, seton, SONET, steno, tones
The numerical value of stone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of stone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nothing is built on stone all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
The Stone Age came to an end not for a lack of stone, and the oil age will end, but not for a lack of oil.
Neither the stone that made you stumble is your enemy, nor the stone that helped you cross the river is your friend! Universe just lives its own life!
It is absolutely a top price for a stone of this quality, because of its colour. There are few pink-pink the way this one was, it shows we are dealing with a very healthy stone market.
I view Stone Mountain as more of a museum-type archaeological place of remembrance for those who want to remember back then and they have a right to remember back then and Stone Mountain Park is there.
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