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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One of these stones is decorated with a boar lying on its back.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
Stonehenge today includes 63 complete stones, including 17 standing sarsen stones in the outer circle.Stonehenge enhanced sounds like voices or music for people inside the monument|Bruce Bower|August 31, 2020|Science News
We used to sit around his stone fireplace, chatting about everything under the sun, wine flowing and Leonard Cohen playing somewhere in the background.Investors ride the Big Tech rally even as COVID cases and unemployment spike|Bernhard Warner|August 21, 2020|Fortune
Instead, the focus is on medical conditions that astronauts have a fairly high chance of developing, like rashes or kidney stones.What will astronauts need to survive the dangerous journey to Mars?|Maria Temming|July 15, 2020|Science News
The stones help squish food so a creature doesn’t have to grind up everything in its mouth.
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
Accusing his opponents of being locked in a Cold War mind-set, it is Stone who is beholden to old orthodoxies.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.
Woods were shredded, the earth trembled and the ground exploded in showers of stone and red-hot metal splinters.
It had classical proportions and nice shaping and dressing in stone.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Stone coffins were commonly used by the wealthy, and but few were at first allowed to be buried within walled towns.History of the Anglo-Saxons|Thomas Miller
The ceremony being over, the mouth of the pit was again covered with the stone, and the company returned.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous
So I was forced to bury it under a stone, where it is doubtless alive, to this vary day.The Three Golden Apples|Nathaniel Hawthorne
On the summit of a height called Mostyn mountain, is a monumental stone denominated Maen Achwynfan (the stone of lamentation).
British Dictionary definitions for stone (1 of 3)
- 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
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Idioms and Phrases with stone
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