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Stone

[stohn] /stoʊn/
noun
1.
Edward Durell
[doo-rel,, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɛl,, dyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
1902–78, U.S. architect.
2.
Harlan Fiske
[hahr-luh n] /ˈhɑr lən/ (Show IPA),
1872–1946, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
3.
Irving, 1903–1989, U.S. author.
4.
I(sidor) F(einstein) [fahyn-stahyn] /ˈfaɪn staɪn/ (Show IPA), ("Izzy") 1907–1989, U.S. political journalist.
5.
Lucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist (wife of Henry Brown Blackwell).
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British Dictionary definitions for izzy

Stone

/stəʊn/
noun
1.
Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), and World Trade Center (2006)
2.
Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)

stone

/stəʊn/
noun
1.
the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made related adjective lithic
2.
a small lump of rock; pebble
3.
(jewellery) short for gemstone
4.
  1. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
  2. (in combination): gravestone, millstone
5.
  1. something that resembles a stone
  2. (in combination): hailstone
6.
the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
7.
any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
8.
(Brit) (pl) stone. a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
9.
Also called granite. the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
10.
(pathol) a nontechnical name for calculus
11.
(printing) a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
12.
(rare) (in certain games) a piece or man
13.
  1. any of various dull grey colours
  2. (as adjective): stone paint
14.
(modifier) relating to or made of stone: a stone house
15.
(modifier) made of stoneware: a stone jar
16.
cast a stone at, cast aspersions upon
17.
heart of stone, an obdurate or unemotional nature
18.
leave no stone unturned, to do everything possible to achieve an end
adverb
19.
(in combination) completely: stone-cold, stone-dead
verb (transitive)
20.
to throw stones at, esp to kill
21.
to remove the stones from
22.
to furnish or provide with stones
23.
(Brit & Austral, slang) stone the crows, an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
Derived Forms
stonable, stoneable, adjective
stoneless, adjective
stonelessness, noun
stonelike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble
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Word Origin and History for izzy

stone

n.

Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").

Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.

stone

v.

c.1200, "to pelt with stones," from stone (n.). Related: Stoned; stoning.

stone

adj.

intensifying adjective, 1935, first recorded in black slang, probably from earlier use in phrases like stone blind (late 14c., literally "blind as a stone"), stone deaf, etc., from stone (n.). Stone cold sober dates from 1937.

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izzy in Medicine

stone (stōn)
n.
See calculus.

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izzy in Science
stone
  (stōn)   
  1. Rock, especially when used in construction.

  2. The hard, woody inner layer (the endocarp) of a drupe such as a cherry or peach. Not in scientific use.

  3. See calculus.


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Slang definitions & phrases for izzy

stone

adjective

Thorough; perfect; total: Reba's a stone psycho, I tell you/ People think it's a stone groove being a superstar

adverb

Totally; genuinely: He is one stone crazy dude

Related Terms

not carved in stone

[1935+ Black; fr earlier adverbial sense ''like or as a stone,'' in phrases like stone blind or stone deaf]

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Idioms and Phrases with izzy
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