Stone - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stəʊn|  American pronunciation of the word stone
Brit.  |stəʊn|  British pronunciation of the word stone


- a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter (syn: rock)
- 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 (syn: rock)
stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
- a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry (syn: gem)
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
- the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed (syn: pit)
you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
- United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
- United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
- United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
- United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
- United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
- 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


- kill by throwing stones at (syn: lapidate)
People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock
- remove the pits from (syn: pit)


- of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

Extra examples

The pedestal is made of stone.

His birthdate and date of death were carved on the stone.

The soup was stone cold.

...the stone stupidity of the senator's statements embarrassed even her staffers...

Andy splashed about in the shallows, stoning the little fishes.

The floors are made of stone.

A handful of protesters began throwing stones at the police.

Rioters blocked roads and stoned vehicles.

People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock

The jeweler can set the stone several different ways.

The faces of the gods were modeled in white stone.

A stone wall marks off their property.

Stone the peaches before serving.

He aimed the stone at the dog but missed.

The artist shaped the stone with a hammer and chisel.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stone
he/she/it: stones
present participle: stoning
past tense: stoned
past participle: stoned
singular: stone
plural: stones
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