HyperDic: stone

English > 16 senses of the word stone / Stone:
NOUNobjectstone, rocka lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
artifactstonebuilding material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
substancestone, rockmaterial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
substancestone, gem, gemstonea crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
quantitystonean avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body
plantstone, pit, endocarpthe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
person Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk StoneUnited States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
person Stone, Oliver StoneUnited States filmmaker (born in 1946)
person Stone, Lucy StoneUnited States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
person Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein StoneUnited States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
person Stone, Harlan Fiske StoneUnited States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
person Stone, Edward Durell StoneUnited States architect (1902-1978)
attributestonea lack of feeling or expression / expression or movement
VERBcontactstone, lapidatekill by throwing stones / stones at
changestone, pitremove the pits from
ADJECTIVEallstoneof any of various dull tannish or grey colors
stone / Stone > pronunciation
Soundsstow'n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > stone: 16 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf any of various dull tannish or grey colors.
BroaderchromaticBeing or having or characterized by hue
Spanishpétreo
Catalanpetri
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningA lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
Synonymrock
NarrowerachondriteA stony meteor lacking chondrules
bedrockSolid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
boulder, bowlderA large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
calculus, concretionA hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts
chondriteA rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
clastic rock(geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
crystal, crystallizationA rock formed by the solidification of a substance
intrusionrock produced by an intrusive process
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcropThe part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
pebbleA small smooth rounded rock
petrifactionA rock created by petrifaction
sill(geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
stepping stoneA stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
torA prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
wall rockA rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault
whinstone, whinAny of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
xenolith(geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
Broadernatural objectAn object occurring naturally
Spanishpiedra, roca
Catalanpedra, roca
Adjectivesstonyabounding in rocks or stones / stones
Verbsstonekill by throwing stones / stones at
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningbuilding material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose.
Example"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
InstancesBlarney StoneA stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it
NarrowerashlarA rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
capstone, copestone, coping stone, stretcherA stone that forms the top of wall or building
cornerstoneA stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
cornerstoneA stone in the exterior of a large and important building
foundation stoneA stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
gravestone, headstone, tombstoneA stone that is used to mark a grave
grindstoneA revolving stone shaped like a disk
hearthstoneA stone that forms a hearth
millstoneOne of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain
monolithA single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
paving stoneA stone used for paving
springer, impostThe lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
stele, stelaAn ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
whetstoneA flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
Broaderbuilding materialmaterial used for constructing buildings
Spanishsillar
Catalancarreu, pedra
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 3, substance
Meaningmaterial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
Example "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
Synonymrock
Narroweraphanitefine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye
calichenitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru
claystonefine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles
dolomiteA kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
emery stone, emery rockA mixture of emery dust and a binder
fieldstonestone that occurs naturally in fields / fields
gravel, crushed rockrock fragments and pebbles
greisenA granitic rock composed of quartz and mica
igneous rockrock formed by the solidification of molten magma
limestoneA sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
magmamolten rock in the earth's crust
marbleA hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
matrix(geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded
metamorphic rockrock altered by pressure / pressure and heat / heat
pudding stone, conglomerateA composite rock made up of particles of varying size
pumice, pumice stoneA light glass formed on the surface of some lavas
quartziteHard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
road metalbroken rock used for repairing or making roads
sedimentary rockrock formed from consolidated clay sediments
shingling(geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
sialThe granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust
simarock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust
tufa, calc-tufaA soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
SubstancesmineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Spanishpiedra, roca, rocas
Catalanpedra, quer, roca, roc
Adjectivesepilithicgrowing on stone / stone
lithicrelating to or composed of stone / stone
Verbsstonekill by throwing stones / stones at
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 4, substance
MeaningA crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
Example "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
Synonymsgem, gemstone
Part ofjewelry, jewelleryAn adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
NarrowercabochonA highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
opaque gemA gemstone that is opaque
transparent gemA gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
BroadercrystalA solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
Spanishgema, joya, piedra preciosa
Catalangemma, pedra preciosa
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningAn avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds.
Example"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
Part ofquarterA quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
Partspound, lb16 ounces avoirdupois
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
Broaderavoirdupois unitAny of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 6, plant
MeaningThe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
Example"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
Synonymspit, endocarp
Narrowercherry stoneThe stone seed of a cherry
peach pitThe stone seed of a peach
Broaderpericarp, seed vesselThe ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
Spanishendocarpio, endocarpo, hueso
Catalanendocarpi, pinyol
Adjectivesstonyshowing unfeeling resistance to tender / tender feelings
Verbsstoneremove the pits from
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningUnited States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946).
SynonymsHarlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone
Instance ofchief justiceThe judge who presides over a supreme court
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningUnited States filmmaker (born in 1946).
SynonymOliver Stone
Instance offilm maker, filmmaker, film producer, movie makerA producer of motion pictures
SpanishOliver Stone
CatalanOliver Stone
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 9, person
MeaningUnited States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893).
SynonymLucy Stone
Instance offeminist, women's rightist, women's liberationist, libberA supporter of feminism
suffragistAn advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
SpanishLucy Stone, Stone
CatalanLucy Stone
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 10, person
MeaningUnited States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989).
SynonymsI. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone
Instance ofjournalistA writer for newspapers and magazines
CatalanStone
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 11, person
MeaningUnited States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946).
SynonymHarlan Fiske Stone
Instance ofjurist, legal expertA legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
SpanishHarlan Fiske Stone
CatalanHarlan Fiske Stone
English > Stone: 16 senses > noun 12, person
MeaningUnited States architect (1902-1978).
SynonymEdward Durell Stone
Instance ofarchitect, designersomeone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
SpanishEdward Durell Stone, Stone
English > stone: 16 senses > noun 13, attribute
MeaningA lack of feeling or expression / expression or movement.
Examples
  • "he must have a heart of stone"
  • "her face was as hard as stone"
Broadercoldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chillinessA lack of affection or enthusiasm
Adjectivesstonyshowing unfeeling resistance to tender / tender feelings
English > stone: 16 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningkill by throwing stones / stones at.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to stone the prisoners
Example"People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
Synonymlapidate
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishapedrear, lapidar
Catalanlapidar
Nounsstonea lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
stonematerial consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
stoneran attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
stoningthe act of pelting with stones
English > stone: 16 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningremove the pits from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympit
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdeshuesar, despepitar
Catalanespinyolar
Nounsstonethe hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

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