[ stohn-wurk ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌwɜrk /


any construction, as walls or the like, of stone; stone masonry.
the techniques, processes, work, or art of dressing, setting, or designing in stone.
Usually stoneworks. (usually used with a singular verb) a place where stone is dressed, as for building.

Origin of stonework

before 1000; Middle English stoonwerk, Old English stānweorc. See stone, work

Related forms

stone·work·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stonework


/ (ˈstəʊnˌwɜːk) /


any structure or part of a building made of stone
the process of dressing or setting stones

Derived Forms

stoneworker, noun
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