Stone Definition

stōn
stoned, stones, stoning
noun
stones
The hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is composed.
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Such concreted matter of a particular type. Often used in combination.
Sandstone; soapstone.
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A piece of rock of relatively small size.
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A piece of rock shaped or finished for some purpose.
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adjective
Relating to or made of stone.
A stone wall.
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Of stone or stoneware.
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Complete, utter, thoroughgoing, etc.
A stone genius.
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(African American Vernacular) Used as an intensifier.
She is one stone fox.
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adverb
Completely, thoroughly, etc.
Stone sober.
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As a stone (used with following adjective).
My father is stone deaf. This soup is stone cold.
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(slang) Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).

I went stone crazy after she left.
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verb
stoned, stones, stoning
To throw stones at; esp., to kill by pelting with stones.
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To furnish, pave, line, etc. with stones.
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To remove the stone from (a peach, cherry, etc.)
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To rub on or with a stone in order to polish or sharpen.
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To block a shot taken by (an opponent). Used of a goalie.
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proper name
1902-78; U.S. architect.
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1872-1946; chief justice of the U.S. (1941-46)
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(Mrs. Henry Brown Blackwell) 1818-93; U.S. reformer & suffragist.
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affix
Very, completely.
Stone-blind, stone-broke.
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idiom
carve in stone
  • to make official, permanent, or final

    an unsigned contract means that nothing is carved in stone yet

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cast the first stone
  • to be the first one to rebuke or punish another
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leave no stone unturned
  • to search everywhere
  • to do everything possible
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Other Word Forms of Stone

Noun

Singular:
stone
Plural:
stones

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stone

Origin of Stone

  • From Middle English stan, ston, from Old English stān, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (compare Dutch steen, German Stein), from Proto-Indo-European *st(y)oy- (compare Latin stiria (“icicle"), Russian стена (stená, “wall"), Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon, “pebble"), στέαρ (stear, “tallow"), Persian ستون (sotun, “pillar"), Albanian shtëng (“hardened or pressed matter"), Sanskrit स्त्यायते (styāyate, “it hardens")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English stān stāi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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