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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)

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.

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."