a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
"he threw a rock at me"
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"
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"
gem, gemstone, stone(noun)
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"
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"
stone, pit, endocarp(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"
Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone(noun)
United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
Stone, Oliver Stone(noun)
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Stone, Lucy Stone(noun)
United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone(noun)
United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone(noun)
United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
Stone, Edward Durell Stone(noun)
United States architect (1902-1978)
a lack of feeling or expression or movement
"he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
kill by throwing stones at
"People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
remove the pits from
"pit plums and cherries"
A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
A small piece of stone.
A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
(plural: stone) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone \u2248 6.3503 kilograms
She is one stone fox.
The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
a peach stone
A hard, stone-like deposit.
A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
nut (of a drupe)
pelt with stones
free from stones
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
rock, bowlder, pebble, calculus, concretion, flint, granite, marble, quartz, adamant, shale, flag, flagstone, cobblestone, rubble, brash, shingle, monolith, polyolith, cairn, muller, merestone, cromlech, madstone, snakestone, aërolite, meteorite, (of fruit) endocarp, pit, nut, putamen
petrify, petrifaction, lithology, lithography, lithic, lapidary, lithoglypher, lithoglyptic, litholatry, lapidescence, lapidescent, lapidify, lapillation, lapidification, lapidific, lapilli, catapult, quarry, petrography, lapidist, petrology, geology, lithogenesis, lithification, wimble, niobe, petrescence, petrescent, petrifactive, petrologist, concrete, lapidarian, lapidarious, fossil, schist, scapple, lichen, regolith, monadnock, saxatile, saxicoline, saxicavous, saxifrage, saxifragous
(precious and semi-precious) gem, jewel, diamond, brilliant, beryl, emerald, chalcedony, bloodstone, agate, heliotrope girasole, onyx, sardonyx, garnet, sardine stone, jade, opal, peridot, chrysolite, sapphire, ruby, topaz, turquoise, turquoise matrix, zircon, hyacinth, carbuncle, amethyst, pearl, coral, bijou, doublet, carnelian, briolette, cabochon, chatoyant, rhinestone, amphibole, aquamarine, tourmaline, rhodolite, spinel, bufonite
lapidary, lapidist, lapidarian, cameo, intaglio, facet, naif, anaglyph, briquet, collet, platinum, bizet, caret, anaglyphic, diaglyptic, anaglyphies, glyptography, table, bezel, girdle, pavilion, cadrans, mound, mount, dichroiscope, dichroism, dichroscope
How to use stone in a sentence?
The Stone Age came to an end not for a lack of stone, and the oil age will end, but not for a lack of oil.
In light of the disturbing events described in this week's Rolling Stone article, the University has asked me to appoint an independent counsel to review their structure of prevention and response to reports of sexual violence.
I ’m sure every nominee before you would have personal beliefs about that precedent and many others. But all nominees are united in their belief that what they think about a precedent should not bear on how they will decide cases. She was more pragmatic two years ago – just days before the presidential election – about the chances that Roe v. Wade would be overturned in coming years : I don't think the core case -- Roe's holding that women have a right to abortion -- I don't think that will change, but I think the question of whether people can get late-term abortions -- how many restrictions can be put on clinics -- I don't think that will change. Brett Kavanaugh, steady insider The federal appeals court here in Washington is seen as a professional stepping-stone to Supreme Court. Three current justices( John Roberts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas) served on that bench before joining the high court, as did Scalia. Now Brett Kavanaugh is poised to make the leap, though if history is any guide, Brett Kavanaugh could face an especially tough Senate confirmation. It is the image that may cement – or sink – the Supreme Court aspirations of Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh elevation to the federal appeals court was celebrated with a Rose Garden swearing-in by a fellow Catholic who's now retiring from the bench, Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Brett Kavanaugh served as a law clerk in 1993. Front and center : Brett Kavanaugh former boss, President George W. Bush, the man who nominated Brett Kavanaugh. I chose Brett Kavanaugh because of the force of Brett Kavanaugh mind, the breadth of Brett Kavanaugh experience and the strength of Brett Kavanaugh character.
That wretched alchemist called money can turn a man's heart into a stone!
Having just been in Italy, I fell in love with the marble streets and sidewalks of Verona, millions of footsteps pound and torture that stone daily, but the abuse creates the exquisite finish.
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