Definitions for stonestoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stone*stoʊn(n.)(pl.)stones; stone

  1. (n.)the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.

  2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock.

  3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose:

    paving stones.

  4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble.

  5. a mineral used in jewelry; gemstone.

    Category: Jewelry

  6. one of various units of weight, esp. the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).

    Category: Weights and Measures

  7. something resembling a small piece of rock in size, shape, or hardness.

  8. any small, hard seed, as of a date; pit.

    Category: Botany

  9. the hard endocarp of a drupe, as of a peach.

    Category: Botany

  10. a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.

    Category: Pathology

  11. a gravestone or tombstone.

  12. Ref: grindstone (def. 1). 1

  13. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: millstone (def. 1). 1

  14. Category: Meteorology

    Ref: hailstone.

  15. any of various artificial building materials imitating cut stone or rubble.

    Category: Building Trades

  16. Print.a table with a smooth surface, formerly made of stone, on which page forms are composed. any surface on which a picture or design is drawn or etched in the process of making a lithograph.

    Category: Printing

  17. (adj.)made of or pertaining to stone or stoneware.

  18. stonelike; stony; obdurate:

    a stone killer; stone strength.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  19. (adv.)completely; totally:

    stone cold.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  20. (v.t.)to throw stones at.

  21. to put to death by pelting with stones.

  22. to provide, pave, line, face, or fortify with stones.

  23. to rub with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth.

  24. to remove stones from (fruit).

Idioms for stone:

  1. leave no stone unturned,to explore every possibility; spare no effort.

    Category: Idiom

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Origin of stone:

bef. 900; (n.) ME stan, sto(o)n, OE stān, c. OFris, OS stēn, OHG stein, ON steinn, Go stains



  1. Edward Durell, 1902–78, U.S. architect.

    Category: Biography

  2. Harlan Fiske, 1872–1946, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1941–46.

    Category: Biography

  3. I(sidor) F(einstein), 1907–89, U.S. political journalist.

    Category: Biography

  4. Lucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock, stone(noun)

    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

    "he threw a rock at me"

  2. stone(noun)

    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"

  3. rock, stone(noun)

    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"

  4. 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"

  5. stone(noun)

    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"

  6. 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"

  7. 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)

  8. Stone, Oliver Stone(noun)

    United States filmmaker (born in 1946)

  9. Stone, Lucy Stone(noun)

    United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)

  10. Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone(noun)

    United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)

  11. Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone(noun)

    United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)

  12. Stone, Edward Durell Stone(noun)

    United States architect (1902-1978)

  13. stone(adj)

    a lack of feeling or expression or movement

    "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"

  14. stone(verb)

    of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

  15. stone, lapidate(verb)

    kill by throwing stones at

    "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"

  16. pit, stone(verb)

    remove the pits from

    "pit plums and cherries"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stone(noun)ʊn


    a statue made from stone

  2. stoneʊn

    a small piece of rock

    children throwing stones into the water

  3. stoneʊn

    a large, hard seed in some fruits

    a nectarine stone

  4. stoneʊn

    a unit used in the U.K. for measuring weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.35 kilograms

    He weighs just over 12 stone.

  5. stone(verb)ʊn

    to throw stones at sb as a punishment

    He was stoned to death by the crowd.


  1. stone(Noun)

    A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.

  2. stone(Noun)

    A small piece of stone.

  3. stone(Noun)

    A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.

  4. stone(Noun)

    (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

  5. stone(Noun)

    The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.

    a peach stone

  6. stone(Noun)

    A hard, stone-like deposit.

    kidney stone

  7. stone(Noun)

    A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.

  8. stone(Noun)

    A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.

  9. stone(Verb)

    To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.

  10. stone(Verb)

    To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).

  11. stone(Verb)

    To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.

  12. stone(Verb)

    To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)

  13. stone(Adverb)

    As a stone (used with following adjective).

    My father is stone deaf. This soup is stone cold.

  14. stone(Adverb)

    Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).

    I went stone crazy after she left.

  15. stone(Adjective)

    Constructed of stone.

    stone walls

  16. stone(Adjective)

    Having the appearance of stone.

    stone pot

  17. stone(Adjective)

    Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.

  18. stone(Adjective)


    She is one stone fox.

  19. 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’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stone(noun)

    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

  2. Stone(noun)

    a precious stone; a gem

  3. Stone(noun)

    something made of stone. Specifically: -

  4. Stone(noun)

    the glass of a mirror; a mirror

  5. Stone(noun)

    a monument to the dead; a gravestone

  6. Stone(noun)

    a calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus

  7. Stone(noun)

    one of the testes; a testicle

  8. Stone(noun)

    the hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp

  9. Stone(noun)

    a weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed

  10. Stone(noun)

    fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone

  11. Stone(noun)

    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

  12. Stone(noun)

    to pelt, beat, or kill with stones

  13. Stone(noun)

    to make like stone; to harden

  14. Stone(noun)

    to free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins

  15. Stone(noun)

    to wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar

  16. Stone(noun)

    to rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone


  1. Stone

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1313

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1521

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Nouns Frequency: #392

Anagrams of stone

  1. notes, onset, set on, seton, SONET, steno, tones

  2. Set on

Translations for stone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed

limestone; sandstone; a stone house; stone walls; In early times, men made tools out of stone.

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