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"

Wiktionary

  1. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. 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

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Noun)

    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. stone(Verb)

    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. stone(Verb)

    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. stone(Verb)

    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. stone(Verb)

    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. stone(Adverb)

    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. stone(Adverb)

    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. stone(Adjective)

    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. stone(Adjective)

    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. stone(Adjective)

    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. stone(Adjective)

    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. stone(Adjective)

    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. 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

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. 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

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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. Stone(noun)

    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.

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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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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. Tim Steiner:

    I think they (Amazon) just bought a player in the U.S. that has a very high quality recognized brand name and recognized sourcing, i don’t think they know yet what their model’s going to be ... I imagine they bought it as a stepping stone towards their future ambition.

  2. Debra Forman:

    We really see it as a stepping stone to a brighter future, i feel like it changes the trajectory of lives.

  3. Roger Stone:

    Where, by the way, is their proof of Russian collusion, WikiLeaks collaboration or advance knowledge of the acquisition and publication of( Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John) Podesta's email ? That would be none, perhaps they are confusing me with the character I sometimes play, Roger Stone.

  4. Valerie Beach:

    The American side really needs updating compared to the Canadian side, i think the updated stone walkway and new stuff will ultimately boost the economy.

  5. President Donald Trump:

    What can burn ? It's stone. Nobody knew why.

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