[ steyn ]

noun, adjective, adverb, verb (used with object),staned, stan·ing.Scot. and North England.

Words Nearby stane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stane in a sentence

  • This city is built on a Roman site, near a line of road now known as stane Street.

    The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
  • stane” is the Saxon word for stone, and the word “Staining” indicates the fact mentioned above.

    Milton's England | Lucia Ames Mead
  • And their hearts maun be made o' flesh and blood like other folk's, and Effie's story wad melt them were they stane.

  • If a stane were to slip frae a rock tap in a' the isle, it is on Colin it wad light.

    Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett
  • "Oh, John," said the minister, "I'm sure you ken that a rowin' (rolling) stane gathers nae fog" (moss).

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

British Dictionary definitions for stane


/ (steɪn) /

  1. a Scot word for stone

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