What does stone mean?

Definitions for stone
stoʊnstone

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"

Wiktionary

  1. stonenoun

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  2. stonenoun

    A small piece of stone.

    Etymology: 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’).

  3. stonenoun

    A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.

    Etymology: 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’).

  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 u2248 6.3503 kilograms

    Etymology: 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’).

  5. stonenoun

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

    a peach stone

    Etymology: 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’).

  6. stonenoun

    A hard, stone-like deposit.

    kidney stone

    Etymology: 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’).

  7. stonenoun

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  8. stonenoun

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  9. stoneverb

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  10. stoneverb

    To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).

    Etymology: 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’).

  11. stoneverb

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  12. stoneverb

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  13. stoneadverb

    As a stone (used with following adjective).

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

    Etymology: 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’).

  14. stoneadverb

    Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).

    I went stone crazy after she left.

    Etymology: 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’).

  15. stoneadjective

    Constructed of stone.

    stone walls

    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") ).

  16. stoneadjective

    Having the appearance of stone.

    stone pot

    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") ).

  17. stoneadjective

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

    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") ).

  18. stoneadjective

    Used as an intensifier.

    She is one stone fox.

    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") ).

  19. stoneadjective

    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") ).

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

    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.]

  2. Stonenoun

    a precious stone; a gem

    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.]

  3. Stonenoun

    something made of stone. Specifically: -

    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.]

  4. Stonenoun

    the glass of a mirror; a mirror

    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.]

  5. Stonenoun

    a monument to the dead; a gravestone

    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.]

  6. Stonenoun

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

    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.]

  7. Stonenoun

    one of the testes; a testicle

    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.]

  8. Stonenoun

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

    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.]

  9. Stonenoun

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

    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.]

  10. Stonenoun

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

  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

    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.]

  12. Stonenoun

    to pelt, beat, or kill with stones

    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.]

  13. Stonenoun

    to make like stone; to harden

    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.]

  14. Stonenoun

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

    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.]

  15. Stonenoun

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

    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.]

  16. Stonenoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. stone

    The stone symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the stone symbol and its characteristic.

  2. stone

    Quotes by stone -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by stone on the Quotes.net website.

  3. stone

    Song lyrics by stone -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by stone on the Lyrics.com website.

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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say stone in sign language?

Numerology

  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. Matthew Stover:

    There are some who say that Time is itself a hammer; that each slow second marks another tap that makes big rocks into little rocks, waterfalls into canyons, cliffs into beaches. There are some who say that Time is instead a blade. They see the dance of its razored tip, poised like a venomous snake, forever ready to slay faster than the eye can see. And there are some who say that Time is both hammer and blade. They say the hammer is a sculptor's mallet, and the blade is a sculptor's chisel: that each stroke is a refinement, a perfecting, a discovery of truth and beauty within what would otherwise be blank and lifeless stone. And I name this saying wisdom.

  2. Randy Credico:

    I am a decoy, the patsy to divert attention, or Roger Stone just didn't have one( an intermediary) and Roger Stone ego was too big to admit that.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    What do you do when you are faced with disappointment/misfortune? Anyway, you've got two options. You can either let it press/weigh you down or you can use it as a stepping-stone to better yourself/your condition. But, I'm urging, refuse to be pressed/weighed down by anything not even your own seemed misfortunes/disappointments.­ I mean, never let them to become stumbling blocks to you and in achieving/­becoming whatever/­whoever you long to achieve/become.

  4. Grant Smith:

    No matter how hard the Mueller team tried, Roger Stone could not make the case Roger Stone tried to pin on Mr. Stone from the start. These newly unredacted sections are full of euphemisms for the ultimate conclusion that evidence simply did not exist of Stone's involvement.

  5. Lisa Wade:

    It's reasonable to criticize what Actress Sharon Stone is doing as capitulating to the patriarchy because Actress Sharon Stone's making a clear and implicit statement that the way for Actress Sharon Stone to get Actress Sharon Stone career back is to pose nude. But we all bargain with the patriarchy. At least Actress Sharon Stone's being straightforward about how Actress Sharon Stone's claiming to get Actress Sharon Stone career back and I don't think there's anything particularly new or unique or interesting about what doing, if anything, I appreciate Actress Sharon Stone honesty about it.

Images & Illustrations of stone

  1. stonestonestonestonestone

Popularity rank by frequency of use

stone#1#1922#10000

Translations for stone

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for stone »

Translation

Find a translation for the stone definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these stone definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "stone." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 28 Jul 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/stone>.

    Are we missing a good definition for stone? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a male servant (especially a footman)
    • A. flunkey
    • B. chin-wag
    • C. omphalos
    • D. maculation

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for stone: