noun, plural stones for 1-5, 7-20, stone for 6.
verb (used with object), stoned, ston·ing.
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Definition for stone (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for stone
Stone mentions DraftKings and FanDuel specifically because they’re the two biggest players in the market and have been for some time.Free money, big addictions: Inside the booming world of online sports betting|Brett Haensel|November 15, 2020|Fortune
Stone’s stopped carrying drugs like fentanyl patches and oxycodone, and though that distributor now pays the tax itself, the pharmacy is still feeling the effects.Patients struggle to access prescription opioids after New York tax drives away suppliers|lbelanger225|November 15, 2020|Fortune
Nothing is set in stone, but obviously, trying to make an Olympic team is really important to an elite athlete.
Virtual concepts are also emerging as stepping stones for unestablished entrepreneurs.Ghost Kitchens Are the Wave of the Future. But Is That a Good Thing?|Kristen Hawley|November 9, 2020|Eater
NASA has also signed an agreement with private space station builder Axiom to attach one of its modules to the space station in 2024, which the company plans to use as a stepping stone towards building its own commercial space station.
When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress.
Also this week a Republican candidate for the state House of Representatives in Oklahoma endorsed stoning gay people to death.Rick Perry’s Stupid Comment on Booze and Sex(uality)|Sally Kohn|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stoning is practiced or authorized by law in 15 countries now.How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me|Jillian Lauren|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the Taliban-controlled territory of the northwestern tribal agencies, the penalty is worse: death by firing squad or stoning.Pakistan’s Gay Community Quietly Breaking Barriers|Ron Moreau, Sami Yousafzai|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It said at least 15 men and women face sentences of death by stoning on charges of adultery.
With these feelings, I gave an agitated knock—they were stoning the plums, and did not immediately attend.
A single standard is an improvement upon the old habit of stoning the woman only and letting the man go free.Sex=The Unknown Quantity|Ali Nomad
Blasphemy was the blackest crime in the Mosaic category; and the prescribed penalty was death by stoning.The Vitality of Mormonism--Brief Essays|James E. Talmage
There were signs of richness all around us—stoning of raisins, cutting of citron, slicing of candied orange peel.
Ephraim watched her sharply; he sat by a window stoning raisins.Pembroke|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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
Word Origin for stone
British Dictionary definitions for stone (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for stone (3 of 3)
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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