Definitions of stone

  1. To pelt or kill by hurling pieces of rock at; remove the stones, or pits, from; as, to stone cherries.
  2. To pelt with stones: to free from stones: to wall with stones.
  3. To pelt or kill with stones; free from stones.
  4. To hurl stones at.
  5. To remove the stones or pits from.
  6. To furnish, as a well, with stone.
  7. 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.
  8. To pelt or kill with stones; to free from stones, as fruit; to face with stones.
  9. United States architect ( 1902- 1978)
  10. 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"
  11. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice ( 1872- 1946)
  12. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes ( 1907- 1989)
  13. United States feminist and suffragist ( 1818- 1893)
  14. United States filmmaker ( born in 1946)
  15. 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"
  16. 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"
  17. a lack of feeling or expression or movement; " he must have a heart of stone"; " her face was as hard as stone"
  18. A precious stone; a gem.
  19. 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.
  20. Mass of hard mineral; gem; hard seed of some fruits.
  21. A small piece of rock, or such pieces collectively.
  22. A stony concretion in the bladder.
  23. The hard covering of the kernel in a fruit.
  24. A measure of weight, avoirdupois, usually 14 pounds.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. of any of various dull tannish- gray colors
  28. 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"
  29. remove the pits from; " pit plums and cherries"
  30. 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.
  31. Something made of stone. Specifically: -
  32. The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
  33. A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  34. A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
  35. One of the testes; a testicle.
  36. The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  37. A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
  38. Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
  39. 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.
  40. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
  41. To make like stone; to harden.
  42. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
  43. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
  44. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
  45. Made of stone or earthenware; as, a stone jar.
  46. Made of stone or like stone.
  47. Made of or resembling stone; hard.