An example of a stone is an uncut diamond.
A stone genius.
A stone wall.
A stone liar; stone-deaf.
Stone cold; standing stone still.
- A large, solid piece used in building; also, such pieces collectively.
- A paving block.
- A gravestone or memorial.
- A boundary mark or milestone.
- A grindstone or whetstone.
- A hailstone.
- The stonelike seed of certain fruits, as of a date.
- The hard endocarp and the enclosed seed of a drupe, as of a peach.
- (archaic) A testicle.
She is one stone fox.
My father is stone deaf. This soup is stone cold.
An example of stone is fourteen US pounds.
An example of to stone is a form of execution carried out in areas of Nigeria.
- A piece of rock that is used in construction.A coping stone; a paving stone.
- A gravestone or tombstone.
- A grindstone, millstone, or whetstone.
- A milestone or boundary.
- to make official, permanent, or finalAn unsigned contract means that nothing is carved in stone yet.
- to be the first one to rebuke or punish another
- to search everywhere
- to do everything possible
Origin of stone
- < stone, with the sense “like or as a stone”
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
- Middle English from Old English stān stāi- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English stan, ston, from Old English stÄn, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (compare Dutch steen, German Stein), from Proto-Indo-European *st(y)oy- (compare Latin stiria (“icicle"), Russian ÑÑ‚ÐµÐ½Ð° (stenÃ¡, “wall"), Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„á¿–Î¿Î½ (stÃ®on, “pebble"), ÏƒÏ„ÎÎ±Ï (stear, “tallow"), Persian Ø³ØªÙˆÙ† (sotun, “pillar"), Albanian shtÃ«ng (“hardened or pressed matter"), Sanskrit à¤¸à¥à¤¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤¯à¤¤à¥‡ (styÄyate, “it hardens")).