Definitions for stone
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stone.
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, 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"
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, 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"
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)
Stone, Oliver Stonenoun
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Stone, Lucy Stonenoun
United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stonenoun
United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
Stone, Harlan Fiske Stonenoun
United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
Stone, Edward Durell Stonenoun
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 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.
Used as an intensifier.
She is one stone fox.
Willing to give sexual pleasure but not to receive it.
stone butch; stone femme
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
Made of stone.
Present her at the leet,
Because she bought stone jugs, and no seal’d quarts. William Shakespeare.
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.
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.
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
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.]
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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The old term for a gun-flint.
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Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1313
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Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1521
Rank popularity for the word 'stone' in Nouns Frequency: #392
The numerical value of stone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of stone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
Truth is like the philosopher's stone, a thing not to be discovered.
Yet after brick and steel and stone are gone, and flesh and blood are dust, the dream lives on.
I was so fascinated by people creating something out of stone, so I asked them if I could help them polishing and finishing their work.
Anton Khudobin had 38 saves, including 16 in the third after giving up two goals earlier in the period. Vegas goalieRobin Lehner stopped 20 shotsoverall while his record postseason shutout streak ended. Dallas was outshot 18-4 in the third period, but had the final chance in regulation with a 3-on-1 break. Stars captain Jamie Benns wrister briefly shook up Lehner, who was struck by the puck that went over the pad and hit him near his left knee as time expired. I thought in the third we responded again, had a bunch of chances to potentially win the game in the last five minutes, Vegas coach Pete DeBoer said. It was one of those nights. They were opportunistic and thats what they are. Pucks right on the wrong guys stick in the wrong spots tonight for us. Lehner was back in net for overtime, and said afterward that he was fine. As for the game-ending goal, he said, It happened pretty quick. ... Tough to judge right now. Vegas tied the game at 2 with 7:14 left in regulation on Alex Tuchs goal that was challenged by the Stars, who felt there was interference against Anton Khudobin. The goalie was in front of the right post with Mark Stone against him when Alex Tuchs shot went over Alex Tuchs left shoulder and into the net. Nothing I can say about it, I think I was out of the crease. That was it.
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