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    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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946) Definition
    (noun) United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
    Synonyms : oliver stone
    Definition
    (noun) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
    Synonyms : lucy stone
    Definition
    (noun) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989) Definition
    (noun) United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
    Synonyms : harlan fiske stone
    Definition
    (noun) United States architect (1902-1978)
    Synonyms : edward durell stone
    Definition
    (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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