- Edward Du·rell [doo-rel, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɛl, dyʊ-/, 1902–78, U.S. architect.
- Har·lan Fiske [hahr-luh n] /ˈhɑr lən/, 1872–1946, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
- Irving,1903–1989, U.S. author.
- I(sidor) F(ein·stein) [fahyn-stahyn] /ˈfaɪn staɪn/, Izzy, 1907–1989, U.S. political journalist.
- Lucy,1818–93, U.S. suffragist (wife of Henry Brown Blackwell).
Examples from the Web for izzy
Contemporary Examples of izzy
His portrait of Izzy Yanay, a partner in the highly regarded Hudson Valley Foie Gras, is a howler.A Three-Star Food Fight
March 12, 2009
Historical Examples of izzy
He was suddenly in no mood to quibble with Izzy's personal code.
He joined Izzy in the locker room, summing up the situation.
For a moment, Gordon wondered what Izzy had done to earn that beat, but he could guess.
The others made no trouble as Izzy bound them with baling wire.
The next day, he drafted Izzy and Gordon for a trip outside the dome.
- 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)
- Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)
- the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are madeRelated adjective: lithic
- a small lump of rock; pebble
- jewellery short for gemstone
- a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
- (in combination)gravestone; millstone
- something that resembles a stone
- (in combination)hailstone
- the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
- any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
- plural stone British a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
- Also called: granite the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
- pathol a nontechnical name for calculus
- printing a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
- rare (in certain games) a piece or man
- any of various dull grey colours
- (as adjective)stone paint
- (modifier) relating to or made of stonea stone house
- (modifier) made of stonewarea stone jar
- cast a stone at cast aspersions upon
- heart of stone an obdurate or unemotional nature
- leave no stone unturned to do everything possible to achieve an end
- (in combination) completelystone-cold; stone-dead
- to throw stones at, esp to kill
- to remove the stones from
- to furnish or provide with stones
- stone the crows British and Australian slang an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
Word Origin for stone
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.
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.
- Rock, especially when used in construction.
- The hard, woody inner layer (the endocarp) of a drupe such as a cherry or peach. Not in scientific use.
- See calculus.
In addition to the idioms beginning with stone
- stone cold
- stone deaf
- cast in stone
- cast the first stone
- flat (stone) broke
- heart of stone
- leave no stone unturned
- rolling stone gathers no moss
- run into a stone wall