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Idioms for 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; (noun) Middle English 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”; (verb) Middle English stanen, stonen, derivative of the noun; (adjective and adverb) Middle English, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM stone

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stone

boulder, cobblestone, granule, pebble, rock, stone .

Definition 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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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.
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Idioms and Phrases with stone

stone

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