What does Stone mean?

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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"


  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

  17. 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.]


  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, onset, set on, seton, SONET, steno, tones

  2. Set on

How to pronounce Stone?

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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. Euripides:

    Leave no stone unturned.

  2. The President:

    What can burn ? It's stone.

  3. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Within a stone's throw of it.

  4. Commissioner Gottlieb:

    We will leave no stone unturned.

  5. Publilius Syrus:

    A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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