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 Stone Stone

noun

  • () a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter  ( rock, stone )
    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
     he threw a rock at me
    he threw a rock at me
  • () building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose  ( stone )
    building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
     he wanted a special stone to mark the site
    he wanted a special stone to mark the site
  • () material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust  ( rock, stone )
    material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
     that mountain is solid rock
    that mountain is solid rock
     stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
    stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
  • a lack of feeling or expression or movement  ( stone )
    a lack of feeling or expression or movement
     he must have a heart of stone
    he must have a heart of stone
     her face was as hard as stone
    her face was as hard as stone
  • United States architect (1902-1978)  ( Edward Durell Stone, Stone )
    United States architect (1902-1978)
  • United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)  ( Harlan Fiske Stone, Stone )
    United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
  • United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)  ( I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone, Stone )
    United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
  • United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)  ( Lucy Stone, Stone )
    United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
  • United States filmmaker (born in 1946)  ( Oliver Stone, Stone )
    United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
  • United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)  ( Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone, Harlan Stone, Stone )
    United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
  • the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed  ( endocarp, pit, stone )
    the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
     you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
    you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
  • an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds  ( stone )
    an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds
     a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone
    a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone
  • a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry  ( gem, gemstone, stone )
    a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
     he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
     she had jewels made of all the rarest stones
    she had jewels made of all the rarest stones
  • adj

  • of any of various dull tannish or grey colors  ( stone )
    of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
  • verb

  • () kill by throwing stones at  ( lapidate, stone )
    kill by throwing stones at
     People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock
    People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock
  • remove the pits from  ( pit, stone )
    remove the pits from
     pit plums and cherries
    pit plums and cherries