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stoney

[ stoh-nee ]
/ ˈstoʊ ni /
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adjective, ston·i·er, ston·i·est.

stony.

Nearby words

stoneware, stonewash, stonewashed, stonework, stonewort, stoney, stoney creek, stonington, stonk, stonker, stonkered

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 Formsstonily, adverbstoniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stoney

stony


adj.

Old English stanig; see stone (n.) + -y (2).

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