Meaning of STONE in English

STONE

[stone] n (bef. 12c) 1: a concretion of earthy or mineral matter: a (1): such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape (2): rock b: a piece of rock for a specified function: as (1): a building block (2): a paving block (3): a precious stone: gem (4): gravestone (5): grindstone (6): whetstone (7): a surface upon which a drawing, text, or design to be lithographed is drawn or transferred

2: something resembling a small stone: as a: calculus 3a b: the hard central portion of a drupaceous fruit (as a peach) c: a hard stony seed (as of a date) 3 pl usu stone : any of various units of weight; esp: an official British unit equal to 14 pounds (6.3 kilograms)

4. a: curling stone b: a round playing piece used in various games (as backgammon or go)

5: a stand or table with a smooth flat top on which to impose or set type

[2]stone vt stoned ; ston.ing (13c) 1: to hurl stones at; esp: to kill by pelting with stones

2. archaic: to make hard or insensitive to feeling

3: to face, pave, or fortify with stones

4: to remove the stones or seeds of (a fruit)

5. a: to rub, scour, or polish with a stone b: to sharpen with a whetstone -- ston.er n [3]stone adv (13c): entirely, utterly--used as an intensive--often used in combination "stone-broke" "stone-cold soup" "stone-dead" [4]stone adj (14c) 1: of, relating to, or made of stone

2: absolute, utter "pure ~ craziness --Edwin Shrake"

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