noun, plural stones for 1–5, 7–19, stone for 6.
the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.
a rock or particular piece or kind of rock, as a boulder or piece of agate.
a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose:
paving stone; building stone.
a small piece of rock, as a pebble.
Chiefly British. one of various units of weight, especially the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).
something resembling a small piece of rock in size, shape, or hardness.
any small, hard seed, as of a date; pit.
Botany. the hard endocarp of a drupe, as of a peach.
a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.
a disease arising from such a concretion.
a gravestone or tombstone.
Building Trades. any of various artificial materials imitating cut stone or rubble.
Printing. a table with a smooth surface, formerly made of stone, on which page forms are composed.
(in lithography) any surface on which an artist draws or etches a picture or design from which a lithograph is made.
a playing piece in the game of dominoes, checkers, or backgammon.
Usually, stones. testes.
made of or pertaining to stone.
made of stoneware:
a stone mug or bottle.
stonelike; stony; obdurate:
a stone killer; stone strength.
completely; totally (usually used in combination):
verb (used with object), stoned, stoning.
to throw stones at; drive by pelting with stones.
to put to death by pelting with stones.
to provide, fit, pave, line, face or fortify with stones.
to rub (something) with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth.
to remove stones from, as fruit.
Obsolete. to make insensitive or unfeeling.
cast the first stone, to be the first to condemn or blame a wrongdoer; be hasty in one’s judgment:
What right has she to cast the first stone?
leave no stone unturned, to exhaust every possibility in attempting to achieve one’s goal; spare no effort:
We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find the culprit.
the. See Rolling Stones
the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made related adjective lithic
a small lump of rock; pebble
(jewellery) short for gemstone
a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
(in combination): gravestone, millstone
something that resembles a stone
(in combination): hailstone
the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
(Brit) (pl) stone. a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
Also called granite. the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
(pathol) a nontechnical name for calculus
(printing) a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
(rare) (in certain games) a piece or man
any of various dull grey colours
(as adjective): stone paint
(modifier) relating to or made of stone: a stone house
(modifier) made of stoneware: a stone jar
cast a stone at, cast aspersions upon
heart of stone, an obdurate or unemotional nature
leave no stone unturned, to do everything possible to achieve an end
(in combination) completely: stone-cold, stone-dead
to throw stones at, esp to kill
to remove the stones from
to furnish or provide with stones
(Brit & Austral, slang) stone the crows, an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), and World Trade Center (2006)
Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)
testicles, implying also gumption, courage, and moral strength
Rock, especially when used in construction.
The hard, woody inner layer (the endocarp) of a drupe such as a cherry or peach. Not in scientific use.
stoned to the eyes
Stones were commonly used for buildings, also as memorials of important events (Gen. 28:18; Josh. 24:26, 27; 1 Sam. 7:12, etc.). They were gathered out of cultivated fields (Isa. 5:2; comp. 2 Kings 3:19). This word is also used figuratively of believers (1 Pet. 2:4, 5), and of the Messiah (Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16; Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11, etc.). In Dan. 2:45 it refers also to the Messiah. He is there described as “cut out of the mountain.” (See ROCK.) A “heart of stone” denotes great insensibility (1 Sam. 25:37). Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel (Gen. 28:18), at Padan-aram (35:4), and on the occasion of parting with Laban (31:45-47); by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first “lodged” after crossing the river (Josh. 6:8), and also in “the midst of Jordan,” where he erected another set of twelve stones (4:1-9); and by Samuel at “Ebenezer” (1 Sam. 7:12).
- Stone saw
noun 1. an untoothed iron saw used to cut stone
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- Stone sheep
noun 1. a wild sheep found in the Yukon and the northern Rocky Mountains
- Stone shoot
noun 1. (mountaineering) a long steeply sloping line of loose boulder-strewn scree