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Definitions of stone

  1. United States architect ( 1902- 1978)
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice ( 1872- 1946)
  5. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes ( 1907- 1989)
  6. kill by throwing stones at; " Adulterers should be stoned according to the Koran"
  7. United States feminist and suffragist ( 1818- 1893)
  8. United States filmmaker ( born in 1946)
  9. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; " he threw a rock at me"
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. a lack of feeling or expression or movement; " he must have a heart of stone"; " her face was as hard as stone"
  13. of any of various dull tannish- gray colors
  14. 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"
  15. remove the pits from; " pit plums and cherries"
  16. See Calculus.
  17. A precious stone; a gem.
  18. 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.
  19. Something made of stone. Specifically: -
  20. The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
  21. A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  22. A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
  23. One of the testes; a testicle.
  24. The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  25. A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
  26. Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
  27. 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.
  28. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
  29. To make like stone; to harden.
  30. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
  31. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
  32. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
  33. Hard earthy or mineral matter; rock; a gem; as, a precious stone; the hard covering of the kernel of certain fruits; as, a peach stone; in Great Britain, a weight of varying value, usually fourteen pounds avoirdupois.
  34. To pelt or kill by hurling pieces of rock at; remove the stones, or pits, from; as, to stone cherries.
  35. Made of stone or earthenware; as, a stone jar.
  36. 1. Calculus. 2. An English unit of weight of the human body, equal to 14 pounds. 3. Noting a complete loss of any of the senses or of life; as stone blind, stone deaf, stone dead.
  37. A hard mass of earthy or mineral matter: a precious stone or gem: a tombstone: a concretion formed in the bladder: a hard shell containing the seed of some fruits: a standard weight of 14 lbs. avoirdupois: torpor and insensibility.
  38. To pelt with stones: to free from stones: to wall with stones.
  39. Mass of hard mineral; gem; hard seed of some fruits.
  40. To pelt or kill with stones; free from stones.
  41. To hurl stones at.
  42. To remove the stones or pits from.
  43. To furnish, as a well, with stone.
  44. A small piece of rock, or such pieces collectively.
  45. A gem.
  46. A stony concretion in the bladder.
  47. The hard covering of the kernel in a fruit.
  48. A measure of weight, avoirdupois, usually 14 pounds.
  49. Made of stone or like stone.
  50. An indurated mass of earthy matter; a gem or precious stone; anything made of stone; a calculous concretion in the kidneys or bladder; a testicle; the nut of a drupe or stone- fruit; the weight of fourteen pounds; a monument; torpidness and insensibility.
  51. To pelt or kill with stones; to free from stones; to wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones. To leave no stone unturned, to spare no exertions.
  52. Any loose mass of earthy matter of considerable hardness; a mineral; a gem; a morbid secretion formed in the bladder; the disease so called; a testicle; the hard kernel of a fruit; a weight of 14 lb.; a weight varying in amount; insensibility.
  53. Made of or resembling stone; hard.
  54. To pelt or kill with stones; to free from stones, as fruit; to face with stones.
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Usage examples for stone

  1. " No, nor so good," cried Polykarp, " for you yourself are an artist, father, and understand stone- work as well as any man. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. A body'd need a heart o' stone to stand it. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  3. And if there be some young men, as I suppose there's some, We'll hardly let them stand alone upon the cold, cold, stone. – Weather and Folk Lore of Peterborough and District by Charles Dack
  4. " Give me a lift here," said Bertric, going to a great stone which was a load for any two men. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  5. She turned to stone. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  6. Ingmar had again sunk down on the stone. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  7. It was the Stone Age back again. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  8. I'll pull the whole of it down, every stick and stone! – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. I believe he would have liked to kiss every stone in the garden wall- there! – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  10. The solitude of stone and struggle. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  11. That was why I asked about the one man and the one stone. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. In the hall from which the broad stone stairs led up to the second floor they paused a moment to listen. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  13. Sleep, O sleep, like yon grey stone, Moolachie, mine own. – Elves and Heroes by Donald A. MacKenzie
  14. And he, half turned to stone, with wide- open eyes, listened. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. The stone, I answers, come outen the sky. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  16. She dared not move nor look around as he sat like a man turned to stone. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  17. As well ask it of a stone! – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. " Only let me get hold of him," cried Dick Stone. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  19. He broke the neck with a stone. – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  20. And now we are on Swindale, and in five minutes we shall get to the stone. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
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