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  Definition of Stone
  1. 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"
  2. a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
  3. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
  4. United States architect (1902-1978)
  5. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice (1872-1946)
  6. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
  7. United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
  8. United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth''s crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
  12. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
  13. remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
  14. kill by throwing stones at; "Adulterers should be stoned according to the Koran"
  15. of any of various dull tannish-gray colors
Similar Words: stone, rock, Edward Durell Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone, Lucy Stone, Oliver Stone, pit, endocarp, gem, gemstone, lapidate


Hyponyms: ashlar, Blarney Stone, capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcher, cornerstone, foundation stone, gravestone, headstone, tombstone, grindstone, hearthstone, millstone, monolith, paving stone, springer, impost, stele, stela, whetstone, achondrite, bedrock, boulder, bowlder, calculus, concretion, chondrite, clastic rock, crystal, crystallization, intrusion, outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop, pebble, petrifaction, sill, stepping stone, tor, wall rock, whinstone, whin, xenolith, peach pit, cherry stone, quartzite, road metal, sedimentary rock, sial, sima, metamorphic rock, gravel, crushed rock, caliche, shingling, pumice, pumice stone, aphanite, claystone, dolomite, emery stone, emery rock, pudding stone, conglomerate, fieldstone, greisen, tufa, calc-tufa, magma, igneous rock, limestone, marble, cabochon, opaque gem, transparent gem


Part Meronyms: quarter, jewelry, jewellery


Derivational Morphology: stone, lapidate, pit, endocarp, stoning, lapidation, stoner, lapidator, rock


Anagrams: onset, Seton


Language Translations:
Albanian: gur   Armenian: քար and քարեշեն  
Basque: harri   Breton: kailhenn and labezañ and maen and maen-gravell  
Bulgarian: каменен and камък   Catalan: pedra  
Chinese:   Croatian: kamen  
Danish: sten   Dutch: steen and stenen and stenigen  
Esperanto: ŝtono   Estonian: kivi  
Finnish: kivi and kivinen and kivittää   French: calcul and de and lapider and pierre  
Frisian: stien   German: Stein and steinern and steinigen  
Greek: λίθος   Hindi: पत्थर  
Hungarian: kavics and   Icelandic: steinn  
Ido: petro   Indonesian: batu  
Interlingua: de petra and lapidar and petra   Irish: cloch  
Italian: calcolo and lapidare and pietra and pietroso   Japanese:  
Korean: and 결석   Kurdish: kevir  
Latin: lapis   Latvian: akmens  
Lithuanian: akmuo   Polish: kamienować and kamień and kamyk  
Portuguese: apedrejar and de pedra and pedra   Romanian: piatră  
Russian: камень   Serbian: kamen  
Slovak: kameň and kameňovať   Slovene: kamen  
Spanish: cálculo and de piedra and lapidar and piedra   Swedish: sten and sten- and stena  
Tagalog: bato   Turkish: taş  
Ukrainian: камінець and камінь   Vietnamese: đá  
Welsh: carreg  
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