The definition of a stone is a small piece of rock.(noun)
An example of a stone is an uncut diamond.
Stone is the British measure of weight.(noun)
An example of stone is fourteen US pounds.
Stone is defined as to throw small pieces of rock at someone.(verb)
An example of to stone is a form of execution carried out in areas of Nigeria.
See stone in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE stan, akin to Du steen, Ger stein < IE base *stāi-, to become thick, compress, stiffen > L stiria, a drop (< stilla), Gr stear, tallow
Origin: cf. stone-Slang complete, utter, thoroughgoing, etc.: a stone genius
Origin: < stone, with the sense of “like, or as is, a stone”
See stone in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English stān; see stāi- in Indo-European roots.
, Harlan Fiske 1872-1946.
, I(sidor) F(einstein) 1907-1989.
, Lucy 1818-1893.
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