1. [ noun ] (geology) a lump of hard consolidated mineral matter
Synonyms: rock

"he threw a rock at me"

Related terms: natural_object pebble stepping_stone calculus boulder outcrop crystal intrusion whin clastic_rock petrifaction bedrock tor sill xenolith wall_rock achondrite chondrite
2. [ noun ] building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose

"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

Related terms: building_material paving_stone gravestone cornerstone cornerstone Blarney_Stone grindstone hearthstone millstone monolith springer foundation_stone whetstone stele capstone ashlar
3. [ noun ] (geology) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
Synonyms: rock

"that mountain is solid rock" "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

Related terms: material marble gravel fieldstone caliche shingling pudding_stone greisen pumice road_metal quartzite aphanite claystone sedimentary_rock dolomite emery_stone metamorphic_rock lava magma igneous_rock limestone metamorphic_rock sial sima calc-tufa mineral
4. [ noun ] (botany) the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
Synonyms: pit endocarp

"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"

Related terms: pericarp peach_pit cherry_stone pit
5. [ verb ] kill by throwing stones at
Synonyms: lapidate

"Adulterers should be stoned according to the Koran"

Related terms: kill rock lapidation lapidator
6. [ noun ] (film,performing arts) United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
Synonyms: oliver_stone
Related terms: film_maker
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 158
8. [ verb ] remove the pits from, as of certain fruit such as peaches
Synonyms: pit
Related terms: remove endocarp
9. [ noun ] a lack of feeling or expression or movement

"he must have a heart of stone" "her face was as hard as stone"

Related terms: coldness
10. [ adjective ] (color) of any of various dull tannish-gray colors
Related terms: chromatic
11. [ noun ] an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds

"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

Related terms: avoirdupois_unit quarter pound UK
12. [ noun ] (law) United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice (1872-1946)
Synonyms: harlan_fiske_stone
Related terms: jurist
13. [ noun ] (architecture) United States architect (1902-1978)
Synonyms: edward_durell_stone
Related terms: architect
14. [ noun ] (writing,news) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
Synonyms: isidor_feinstein_stone i._f._stone
Related terms: journalist
15. [ noun ] (politics) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
Synonyms: lucy_stone
Related terms: suffragist feminist
16. [ adjective ] of or relating to or made of stone

"a stone house"

Related terms: rock
17. [ noun ] (chemistry,meteorology) small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm
Synonyms: hailstone
Related terms: ice hail
18. [ noun ] (chemistry) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
Synonyms: gemstone gem

"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife" "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

Related terms: crystal cabochon opaque_gem transparent_gem jewelry
19. [ noun ] (botany) the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
Synonyms: pit
Related terms: seed pericarp cherry_stone peach_pit
Similar spelling:   Stoney