stoney

[ stoh-nee ]
/ ˈstoʊ ni /

adjective, ston·i·er, ston·i·est.

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Definition for stoney (2 of 2)

stony

or ston·ey

[ stoh-nee ]
/ ˈstoʊ ni /

adjective, ston·i·er, ston·i·est.

Origin of stony

before 1000; Middle English; Old English stānig. See stone, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for stoney (1 of 2)

Stoney
/ (ˈstəʊnɪ) /

noun

a member of a Native Canadian people of Alberta

Word Origin for Stoney

from Siouan

British Dictionary definitions for stoney (2 of 2)

stony

stoney

/ (ˈstəʊnɪ) /

adjective stonier or stoniest

of or resembling stone
abounding in stone or stones
unfeeling, heartless, or obdurate
short for stony-broke

Derived forms of stony

stonily, adverbstoniness, noun
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