NounStone (countable and uncountable; plural Stones)
- (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
- A small piece of stone.
- A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
- (UK) (plural: stone) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone ≈ 6.3503 kilograms
- (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
- a peach stone
- (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
- kidney stone
- (board games)A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
- A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
- (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.
- (substance): rock
- (small piece of stone): pebble
- (hard stone-like deposit): calculus
- (curling piece): rock
- (transitive) To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
- (transitive) To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
- (intransitive) To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
- (transitive, slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
- (pelt with stones): lapidate
Stone (not comparable)
- Constructed of stone.
- stone walls
- Having the appearance of stone.
- stone pot
- Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
- Complete, absolute, of the highest degree.
- stone free
Stone (not comparable)
- As a stone (used with following adjective).
- My father is stone deaf. This soup is stone cold.
- (slang) Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
- I went stone crazy after she left.
Adjectives for Stone
mossy; sacrificial; senseless; heavy; ragged; jagged; votive; pallid; timeworn; graven; veritable; ribbed; crumbling; moldering; ancient; crystal; shattered; stumbling; quarried; flying; wrought; misshapen; scarlet; flawless; contumelious; cold; miry; typical; sizzling; destructive; corresponding; hollow; coarse; lithographic; sun-heated; precious; dangerous; showering; blasted; unpolished; barren; silent; greasy; monumental; enameled; uneven; rifted; breathing; bruising; solemn; rigid; massive; splintered; nameless; smoldered; chiseled; perfect; priceless.
Verbs for Stone
carve in—; cast — chisel in—; dislodge —; face—; fashion of—; heave—; hew from—; hurl—; inscribe on—; perpetuate in—; project—; quarry—; rib with—; unveil—; work in—; —bruises; —crushes; — erodes; —facets; —s rattle; —rumbles; — supports; —sustains; —wedges.
Irish confetti, Lydian stone, Tarmac, Tarvia, aa, abyssal rock, acorn, adamant, adamantine, adobe, agate, alexandrite, amethyst, anklet, anthraconite, aplite, aquamarine, arch, armlet, ashlar, asphalt, aventurine, bakestone, bangle, barrow, basalt, basanite, beads, bedrock, beetlestone, behead, berry, beryl, bijou, bird seed, bitumen, bituminous macadam, black sheep, blacktop, blemish, block lava, bloodstone, blow to pieces, blow up, board, bola, bolt, bondstone, bone, boomerang, booze up, boozify, boundary stone, bowstring, bracelet, brain, brash, brass, breastpin, breccia, brick, brickbat, bricks and mortar, brilliant, brimstone, bring down, brooch, brownstone, buhr, buhrstone, burn, burn to death, bust, cairn, cairngorm, capstone, carbuncle, carnelian, cement, cenotaph, chain, chalcedony, chalk, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, chrysoberyl, chrysolite, circle, citrine, clapboard, clinker, cobble, cobblestone, column, concrete, conglomerate, copestone, copperplate, coral, cornerstone, coronet, countermissile, covering materials, crag, crock, cromlech, cross, crown, crucify, crystal, cup, curb, curbing, curbstone, cut down, cut to pieces, cyclolith, deal a deathblow, decapitate, decollate, defenestrate, demantoid, dendrite, diabase, diadem, diamond, disintegrate, dolmen, dolomite, doorstone, dripstone, drop, druid stone, duplicate plate, eaglestone, earring, edgestone, egg, electrocute, electrotype, emerald, emery rock, execute, face, fell, ferroconcrete, festooned pahoehoe, firebrick, flag, flagging, flagstone, flaxseed, flint, flintlike, flinty, floatstone, flooring, fob, footstone, foreign body, foreign intruder, frag, fruit, fuddle, garnet, garrote, gem, gem stone, girasol, give the quietus, glass, glaze, gneiss, goldstone, grain, granite, granitelike, granitic, grave, gravel, gravestone, grindstone, grit, gritrock, gritstone, guillotine, gun down, hairstone, harlequin opal, hayseed, headstone, heart of oak, heliotrope, hoarstone, hyacinth, igneous rock, impurity, incinerate, inflict capital punishment, inscription, intruder, iron, ironstone, jade, jadestone, jargoon, jasper, jewel, jugulate, kerb, kerbstone, kernel, keystone, lapidate, lapis lazuli, lath, lath and plaster, lava, lay low, limestone, linseed, lithic, living rock, locked-up page, locket, lodestone, macadam, magma, mantlerock, marble, marblelike, marker, masonry, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, metamorphic rock, milestone, milkstone, millstone, misfit, missile, monkey wrench, monolith, monument, moonstone, morganite, mortar, mote, mound, nails, necklace, necrology, nose ring, nut, oak, obelisk, obituary, obsidian, oddball, oilstone, onyx, opal, overtake, pahoehoe, paper, pavement, pavestone, paving, paving material, paving stone, pellet, pelt, peridot, petrified, petrogenic, phonolite, pickle, pillar, pillow lava, pin, pip, pistol, pit, pitchstone, plank, plaque, plasma, plaster, plasters, plastic plate, plate, poleax, pollute, porphyry, precious stone, prestressed concrete, printing plate, printing surface, prize, projectile, pudding stone, pumice, put to death, pyramid, quartz, quartzite, regolith, reliquary, remembrance, rhinestone, ribbon, riddle, ring, road metal, rock, rocket, roofage, roofing, ropy lava, rose quartz, rostral column, rottenstone, rubber plate, rubble, rubblestone, rubstone, ruby, sandstone, sapphire, sard, sardonyx, sarsen, schist, scoria, scree, sedimentary rock, seed, semiprecious stone, serpentine, shaft, shake, shale, sheathe, shelly pahoehoe, shingle, shoot, shoot down, shoot to death, shotgun, shrine, siding, silence, slabstone, slate, slaty, sliver, snakestone, soapstone, souse, speck, spinel, spinel ruby, splinter, stab to death, stalactite, stalagmite, starstone, steatite, steel, steel plate, stela, stepping-stone, stepstone, stereotype, stew, stickpin, stinkstone, stone to death, strangle, strike dead, stupa, swack, tablet, talus, tarmacadam, testimonial, thatch, throw stick, throwing-stick, tiara, tile, tilestone, tiling, tipsify, tomb, tombstone, topaz, tope, torpedo, torque, touchstone, trap, traprock, trophy, tufa, tuff, turquoise, typeform, vaporize, veneer, waddy, wall in, wall up, walling, wallpaper, wampum, washboard, weatherboard, weed, whetstone, whitestone, wristband, wristlet, zincograph, zincotype
From Middle English stan, ston, from Old English stān, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Dutch steen, German Stein), from Proto-Indo-European *stāi- (compare Latin stiria ‘icicle’, Russian стена (stená, “wall”), Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon, “pebble”), stear ‘tallow’, Sanskrit styāyate ‘it hardens’).
- The translations below need to be checked.