What does Stone mean?

Definitions for Stone

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Stone.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock, stonenoun

    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter

    "he threw a rock at me"

  2. stonenoun

    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, stonenoun

    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, stonenoun

    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. stonenoun

    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, endocarpnoun

    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 Stonenoun

    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 Stonenoun

    United States filmmaker (born in 1946)

  9. Stone, Lucy Stonenoun

    United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)

  10. Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stonenoun

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

  11. Stone, Harlan Fiske Stonenoun

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

  12. Stone, Edward Durell Stonenoun

    United States architect (1902-1978)

  13. stoneadjective

    a lack of feeling or expression or movement

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

  14. stoneverb

    of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

  15. stone, lapidateverb

    kill by throwing stones at

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

  16. pit, stoneverb

    remove the pits from

    "pit plums and cherries"


  1. stonenoun

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

  2. stonenoun

    A small piece of stone.

  3. stonenoun

    A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.

  4. stonenoun

    (plural: stone) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone 6.3503 kilograms

  5. stonenoun

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

    a peach stone

  6. stonenoun

    A hard, stone-like deposit.

    kidney stone

  7. stonenoun

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

  8. stonenoun

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

  9. stoneverb

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

  10. stoneverb

    To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).

  11. stoneverb

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

  12. stoneverb

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

  13. stoneadverb

    As a stone (used with following adjective).

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

  14. stoneadverb

    Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).

    I went stone crazy after she left.

  15. stoneadjective

    Constructed of stone.

    stone walls

  16. stoneadjective

    Having the appearance of stone.

    stone pot

  17. stoneadjective

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

  18. stoneadjective

    Used as an intensifier.

    She is one stone fox.

  19. stoneadjective

    Willing to give sexual pleasure but not to receive it.

    stone butch; stone femme

  20. Etymology: From Middle English stone, ston, stan, from Old English stān, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (compare Dutch steen, German Stein, Danish and Swedish sten, Norwegian stein), from Proto-Indo-European *steyh₂- ("to stiffen") (compare Russian стена́ (stená, " wall"), Ancient Greek στία (stía, " pebble"), στέαρ (stéar, " tallow"), Persian ستون (sotūn, " pillar"), Albanian shtëng ("hardened or pressed matter"), Sanskrit स्त्यायते (styāyate, " it hardens")).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stoneadjective

    Made of stone.

    Present her at the leet,
    Because she bought stone jugs, and no seal’d quarts. William Shakespeare.

  2. STONEnoun

    1.Stones are bodies insipid, hard, not ductile or malleable, nor soluble in water. John Woodward Meth. Foss.

    Etymology: stains, Gothick; stan , Saxon; steen, Dutch.

    We understand by the term stones fossile bodies, solid, not ductile under the hammer, fixed in the fire, not easily melted in it, and not to be dissolved by water. Stones are arranged under two distinct series, the softer and the harder. Of the softer stones there are three general distinctions.
    1. The soliaceous or flaky, as talk.
    2. The fibrose, as the asbestus.
    3. The granulated, as the gypsum. Of the harder stones there are also three general distinctions.
    1. The opake stones, as limestone.
    2. The semi-pellucid, as agate.
    3. The pellucid, as crystal and the gems. John Hill, Mat. Med.

    Should I go to church, and see the holy edifice of stone,
    And not bethink me strait of dang’rous rocks! William Shakespeare.

    The English used the stones to reinforce the pier. John Hayward.

    He shall bring forth the head stone with shoutings. Zech. iv.

    I thought I saw
    Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,
    Inestimable stones, unvalu’d jewels. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    Lend me a looking-glass;
    If that her breath will mist or stain the stone,
    Why then she lives. William Shakespeare.

    A specifick remedy for preventing of the stone I take to be the constant use of alehoof-ale. William Temple.

    A gentleman supposed his difficulty in urining proceeded from the stone. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    To make fruits without core or stone is a curiosity. Francis Bacon.

    Does Wood think that we will sell him a stone of wool for his counters? Jonathan Swift.

    What need you be so boist’rous rough?
    I will not struggle, I will stand stone still. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    And there lies Whacum by my side,
    Stone dead, and in his own blood dy’d. Hudibras.

    The fellow held his breath, and lay stone still, as if he was dead. Roger L'Estrange.

    She had got a trick of holding her breath, and lying at her length for stone dead. Roger L'Estrange.

    The cottages having taken a country-dance together, had been all out, and stood stone still with amazement. Alexander Pope.

    Women, that left no stone unturn’d
    In which the cause might be concern’d,
    Brought in their children’s spoons and whistles,
    To purchase swords, carbines, and pistols. Hudibras.

    He crimes invented, left unturn’d no stone
    To make my guilt appear, and hide his own. Dryden.

  3. To Stoneverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    These people be almost ready to stone me. Ex. xvii. 4.

    Crucifixion was a punishment unknown to the Jewish laws, among whom the stoning to death was the punishment for blasphemy. , Sermons.

    Oh perjur’d woman! thou do’st stone my heart;
    And mak’st me call what I intend to do,
    A murder, which I thought a sacrifice. William Shakespeare, Othello.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stonenoun

    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. Stonenoun

    a precious stone; a gem

  3. Stonenoun

    something made of stone. Specifically: -

  4. Stonenoun

    the glass of a mirror; a mirror

  5. Stonenoun

    a monument to the dead; a gravestone

  6. Stonenoun

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

  7. Stonenoun

    one of the testes; a testicle

  8. Stonenoun

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

  9. Stonenoun

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

  10. Stonenoun

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

  11. Stonenoun

    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. Stonenoun

    to pelt, beat, or kill with stones

  13. Stonenoun

    to make like stone; to harden

  14. Stonenoun

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

  15. Stonenoun

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

  16. Stonenoun

    to rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone

  17. Etymology: [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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stone

    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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stone

    The old term for a gun-flint.

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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 for Stone »

  1. notes

  2. onset

  3. set on

  4. seton

  5. SONET

  6. steno

  7. tones

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Stone in a Sentence

  1. Priests Revealed in Tudor Mansion:

    We are focusing attention on a series of stone structures that underlie the standing brick buildings, we will be trying to date their construction and when they were demolished to make way for the current structures.

  2. Lucretius:

    The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.

  3. Roger Stone:

    The Mob takes the Fifth. If Roger Stone're innocent, why are Roger Stone taking the Fifth Amendment ? roger Stone was surprised by the President's Tweet yesterday.

  4. Michael Meredith:

    Everybody in the world will be affected by the changes we are seeing, the key thing that's coming out of the report is that we have a choice. The future isn't set in stone.

  5. Anthony Burgess:

    We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.

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