noun, plural stones for 1–5, 7–19, stone for 6.
- a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.
- a disease arising from such a concretion.
verb (used with object), stoned, ston·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for leave no stone unturned (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for leave no stone unturned (2 of 2)
- a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
- (in combination)gravestone; millstone
- something that resembles a stone
- (in combination)hailstone
- any of various dull grey colours
- (as adjective)stone paint
Derived forms of stonestonable or stoneable, adjectivestoneless, adjectivestonelessness, nounstonelike, adjective
Word Origin for stone
Medical definitions for leave no stone unturned
Scientific definitions for leave no stone unturned
Idioms and Phrases with leave no stone unturned (1 of 2)
Make every possible effort, use every possible source or resource. For example, To raise ten thousand dollars to keep the shelter open, we must leave no stone unturned. This expression alludes to an ancient Greek legend about a general who buried a large treasure in his tent when he was defeated in battle. Those seeking the treasure consulted the Oracle of Delphi, who advised them to move every stone. The present form dates from the mid-1500s.
Idioms and Phrases with leave no stone unturned (2 of 2)
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