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Definition of "stone" []

  • Concreted earthy or mineral matter; rock. (noun)
  • Such concreted matter of a particular type. Often used in combination: sandstone; soapstone. (noun)
  • A small piece of rock. (noun)
  • Rock or a piece of rock shaped or finished for a particular purpose, especially: (noun)
  • A piece of rock that is used in construction: a coping stone; a paving stone. (noun)
  • The hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A small lump of rock; pebble (noun)
  • A piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • Something that resembles a stone (noun)
  • The woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp (noun)
  • Any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date (noun)
  • A unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms (noun)
  • The rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling (noun)
  • A table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table (noun)
  • (in certain games) a piece or man (noun)
  • Any of various dull grey colours (noun)
  • (as adjective) (noun)
  • Relating to or made of stone (noun)
  • Made of stoneware (noun)
  • Completely (adverb)
  • To throw stones at, esp to kill (verb)
  • To remove the stones from (verb)
  • To furnish or provide with stones (verb)

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Use "stone" in a sentence
  • "It isn't a woman; It's a blight upon the sex: A freak: It's _stone_, and when lightning strikes stone something bursts to smithereens."
  • "Stone of Foundation is said, for peculiar reasons, to have been of a cubical form, must it be confounded with that stone called by the continental Masons the _cubical stone_ -- the _pierre cubique_ of the"
  • "Expose the stone to direct sunlight and hold an opaque white card a few inches from the stone, in the direction of the sun, so as to get the bright reflections _from within the stone_ reflected onto the card."