A collection of kidney stones.
- Stones are pieces of rock that have been smoothed.
An example of stones are smoothed rocks in a riverbed.
- Stones are hard pieces of mineral or earth.
An example of stones are kidney stones, containing calcium with either oxalate or phosphate.
dolmen a construction consisting of two or more upright stones with a third on top, regarded by archaeologists as an ancient tomb or monument. eolith a stone tool, as one used in the early Stone Age. —eolithic, adj. lapidification the process of turning to stone. Also called petrifaction, petrification. lithoidolatry the worship of rocks and stones. — lithoidolater, n. — lithoidolatrous, adj. lithomancy a form of divination involving rocks or stones. macrolith a tool made of stone, usually about 12 inches long. megalith a stone of great size, as found in the monuments and constructions of ancient, particularly prehistoric, peoples. — megalithic, adj. menhir an upright, monumental stone, as a cromlech, standing by itself or in a group or circle with others. monolith a single large block of stone used in architecture or sculpture. —monolithic, adj. neolith a stone artifact from the Neolithic (Stone) Age. otolith a stonelike concretion in the inner ear of some vertebrates, as the whale. pessomancy a form of divination involving pebbles. Also called psephology. petrification, petrifaction lapidification. petroglyphy the study of drawings or carvings made on rocks by a member of a prehistoric or primitive people. Also called petrography. —petroglyph, n. —petroglyphic, adj. sabulosity the quality or condition of being sandy or gritty, as a stone. —sab-ulous, adj.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of stone
- They shouted and threw stones into the cave.
- Other precious stones, including the sapphire, emerald, oriental emerald, ruby, opal, amethyst, garnet, chrysolite, topaz, cairngorm, onyx, zircon, etc., have been found in the gold and tin bearing drifts and river gravels in numerous localities throughout the states.
- At Lincoln, c. 1300, the candle was to weigh three stones of wax; at Salisbury in 1517 it was to be 36 ft.
- You must know that King Frost, like all other kings, has great treasures of gold and precious stones; but as he is a generous old monarch, he endeavours to make a right use of his riches.
- At length every jar and vase was cracked or broken, and the precious stones they contained were melting, too, and running in little streams over the trees and bushes of the forest.