|1.||[ noun ] (geology) a lump of hard consolidated mineral matter|
"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|
"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|
"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
|Related terms:||pericarp peach_pit cherry_stone pit|
|5.||[ verb ] kill by throwing stones at|
"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)|
|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|
|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"
|10.||[ adjective ] (color) of any of various dull tannish-gray colors|
|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)|
|13.||[ noun ] (architecture) United States architect (1902-1978)|
|14.||[ noun ] (writing,news) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)|
|15.||[ noun ] (politics) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)|
|Related terms:||suffragist feminist|
|16.||[ adjective ] of or relating to or made of stone|
"a stone house"
|17.||[ noun ] (chemistry,meteorology) small pellet of ice that falls during a hailstorm|
|Related terms:||ice hail|
|18.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry|
"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|
|Related terms:||seed pericarp cherry_stone peach_pit|