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Idioms about stone

    cast the first stone, to be the first to condemn or blame a wrongdoer; be hasty in one's judgment: What right has she to cast the first stone?
    leave no stone unturned, to exhaust every possibility in attempting to achieve one's goal; spare no effort: We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find the culprit.

Origin of stone

First recorded before 900; Middle English noun stan, sto(o)n, Old English stān; cognate with Dutch steen, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains; akin to Greek stī́a “pebble,” Latin stīria “icicle”; the verb, adjective, and adverb are derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM stone

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stone

boulder, cobblestone, granule, pebble, rock, stone

Other definitions for stone (2 of 2)

Stone
[ stohn ]
/ stoʊn /

noun
Edward Du·rell [doo-rel, dyoo-], /dʊˈrɛl, dyʊ-/, 1902–78, U.S. architect.
Har·lan Fiske [hahr-luhn], /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).
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How to use stone in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stone (1 of 3)

stone
/ (stəʊn) /

noun
adverb
(in combination) completelystone-cold; stone-dead
verb (tr)

Derived forms of stone

stonable or stoneable, adjectivestoneless, adjectivestonelessness, nounstonelike, adjective

Word Origin for stone

Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble

British Dictionary definitions for stone (2 of 3)

Stone
/ (stəʊn) /

noun
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)

British Dictionary definitions for stone (3 of 3)

stone-

prefix
very; completelystone-blind; stone-cold

Word Origin for stone-

from stone in the sense of "like a stone"
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Medical definitions for stone

stone
[ stōn ]

n.
calculus
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Scientific definitions for stone

stone
[ stōn ]

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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with stone

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