Origin of stoned
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.
Origin of stone
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Contemporary Examples of stoned
Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?7 Must-Read Stories About A Belgian Prince, Weed in Congress and NSA Profiteering: The Best of The Beast
November 8, 2014
Assuming that members of Congress who live in D.C. are adults, they, too, will be permitted to get stoned at their leisure.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?
November 5, 2014
An Oklahoma Tea Party candidate sincerely believes gay people should be stoned to death.Fringe Factor: Everybody Wants to Be a Rape Victim
June 15, 2014
True, Sean Hannity recently convened a town-hall-like panel to discuss what his Fox News show called “STONED AMERICA.”Rubio’s Wrong on Recreational Pot
May 22, 2014
Workaholics has been on the air since 2011 and continues to produce stories about highly functional, stoned people.‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television
April 10, 2014
Historical Examples of stoned
Human beings have, since the beginning of the world, stoned their prophets.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
Bunyan says, indeed, that 'he was stoned as often as he showed himself in the streets.'Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Add the cherries (stoned), and stew for a quarter of an hour.The Skilful Cook
In what place were they first worshipped as gods and then stoned?Hurlbut's Bible Lessons
Rev. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
They stoned him then, and he died—died, but never doubted he was sent.Things as They Are
- 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
Word Origin for stone
"drunk, intoxicated with narcotics," 1930s slang, from stone (v.); stoner "stuporous person" is from 1960s.
Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").
Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.
intensifying adjective, 1935, first recorded in black slang, probably from earlier use in phrases like stone blind (late 14c., literally "blind as a stone"), stone deaf, etc., from stone (n.). Stone cold sober dates from 1937.
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