Definition of Stone
1. Noun. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter. "He threw a rock at me"
Generic synonyms: Natural Object
Specialized synonyms: Achondrite, Bedrock, Boulder, Bowlder, Calculus, Concretion, Chondrite, Clastic Rock, Crystal, Crystallization, Intrusion, Outcrop, Outcropping, Rock Outcrop, Pebble, Petrifaction, Sill, Stepping Stone, Tor, Wall Rock, Whin, Whinstone, Xenolith
Derivative terms: Rocky, Stony
2. Verb. Kill by throwing stones at. "They want to stone the prisoners "; "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Lapidation, Lapidator, Stoner, Stoning
3. Adjective. Of any of various dull tannish or grey colors.
4. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Blarney Stone
Generic synonyms: Building Material
5. Verb. Remove the pits from. "Pit plums and cherries"
6. Noun. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust. "Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff
Terms within: Mineral
Specialized synonyms: Quartzite, Road Metal, Sedimentary Rock, Sial, Sima, Metamorphic Rock, Crushed Rock, Gravel, Caliche, Shingling, Pumice, Pumice Stone, Aphanite, Claystone, Dolomite, Emery Rock, Emery Stone, Conglomerate, Pudding Stone, Fieldstone, Greisen, Calc-tufa, Tufa, Magma, Igneous Rock, Limestone, Marble, Matrix
7. Noun. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry. "She had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
Group relationships: Jewellery, Jewelry
Specialized synonyms: Cabochon, Opaque Gem, Transparent Gem
Generic synonyms: Crystal
8. 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"
Generic synonyms: Avoirdupois Unit
Terms within: Lb, Pound
Group relationships: Quarter
9. 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"
Generic synonyms: Pericarp, Seed Vessel
Specialized synonyms: Peach Pit, Cherry Stone
Derivative terms: Pit, Stony
10. Noun. United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946).
11. Noun. United States filmmaker (born in 1946).
12. Noun. United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893).
Generic synonyms: Feminist, Libber, Women's Liberationist, Women's Rightist, Suffragist
13. Noun. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989).
14. Noun. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946).
15. Noun. United States architect (1902-1978).
16. Noun. A lack of feeling or expression or movement. "Her face was as hard as stone"
Derivative terms: Stony
Definition of Stone
1. n. 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.
2. v. t. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
Definition of Stone
1. Noun. A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders. ¹
2. Noun. A small piece of stone. ¹
3. Noun. A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond. ¹
4. Noun. (British) (''plural:'' '''stone''') A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone ? 6.3503 kilograms ¹
5. Noun. (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer. ¹
6. Noun. (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit. ¹
7. Noun. (board games)A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go. ¹
8. Noun. A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones. ¹
9. Noun. (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice. ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive) To remove a stone from (fruit etc.). ¹
12. Verb. (intransitive) To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (''Usually in passive'') ¹
14. Adjective. Constructed of stone. ¹
15. Adjective. Having the appearance of stone. ¹
16. Adjective. Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones. ¹
17. Adjective. (AAVE) (non-gloss definition Used as an intensifier). ¹
18. Adverb. As a stone ''(used with following adjective)''. ¹
19. Adverb. (slang) Absolutely, completely (''used with following adjective''). ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Stone
1. to pelt with stones (pieces of concreted earthy or mineral matter) [v STONED, STONING, STONES] : STONABLE [adj]
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Literary usage of Stone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"stone COAL, a name used to some extent in the United States and in England for ... (For the preliminary steps of taking out the stone see QUARRYING; ..."
2. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"The Tuscan stone is softer in quality than tufa but harder than earth, ... Next comes the consideration of stone- quarries from which dimension stone and ..."
3. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, Richard Le Gallienne (1897)
"Having told you the time of the stone-fly's coming in, and that he is bred of a cadis ... This same stone-fly has not the patience to continue in his crust, ..."
4. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"stone for the improvement was furnished from the penitentiary at Joliet, and most of it was shipped in and unloaded previous to the beginning of the macadam ..."
5. Report by California, State Board of Harbor Commissioners (1886)
"The stone wall on the waterfront side of Sections 1 and 2 was badly damaged by the great storm of December, 1884. The Engineer was directed to prepare plans ..."