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stone

stone - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stone

Definition
(noun) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
Synonyms : rock
Example Sentence
  • he threw a rock at me

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(noun) building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
Example Sentence
  • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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(noun) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
Synonyms : rock
Example Sentence
  • that mountain is solid rock
  • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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(noun) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
Synonyms : gem , gemstone
Example Sentence
  • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
  • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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(noun) an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds
Example Sentence
  • a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone

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(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
Synonyms : endocarp , pit
Example Sentence
  • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

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(noun) United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
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(noun) United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Synonyms : oliver stone

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(noun) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
Synonyms : lucy stone

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(noun) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
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(noun) United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
Synonyms : harlan fiske stone

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(noun) United States architect (1902-1978)
Synonyms : edward durell stone

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(noun) a lack of feeling or expression or movement
Example Sentence
  • he must have a heart of stone
  • her face was as hard as stone

Definition
(verb) kill by throwing stones at
Synonyms : lapidate
Example Sentence
  • People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock

Definition
(verb) remove the pits from
Synonyms : pit
Example Sentence
  • pit plums and cherries

Definition
(adj) of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

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