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Stone meaning

stone - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. remove the pits from; " pit plums and cherries"
  3. 3. A precious stone; a gem.
  4. 4. Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
  5. 5. Something made of stone. Specifically: -
  6. 6. The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
  7. 7. A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  8. 8. A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
  9. 9. The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  10. 10. A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
  11. 11. Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
  12. 12. A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.
  13. 13. To make like stone; to harden.
  14. 14. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
  15. 15. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
  16. 16. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
  17. 17. Mass of hard mineral; gem; hard seed of some fruits.
  18. 18. To pelt or kill with stones; free from stones.

stone - examples of usage

  1. It was stone dead; shot through the heart. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. That was his secret- his philosopher's stone. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. My heart seemed turned into stone. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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