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Noun: stone  stown
  1. A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    "he threw a stone at me";
    - rock
     
  2. 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"
     
  3. Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries";
    - rock
     
  4. A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewellery
    "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones";
    - gem, gemstone
     
  5. [Brit] 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"
     
  6. The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches, plums, cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking";
    - pit, endocarp
     
  7. A lack of feeling, expression or movement
    "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
Verb: stone  stown
  1. Kill by throwing stones at
    "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock";
    - lapidate
     
  2. Remove the pits from
    "stone plums and cherries";
    - pit
Adjective: stone  stown
  1. Of any of various dull tannish or grey colours
Adverb: stone  stown
  1. To an extreme degree
    "stone cold";
    - extremely, exceedingly, super, passing
Noun: Stone  stown
  1. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
    - I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone
     
  2. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
    - Harlan Fiske Stone
     
  3. United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
    - Lucy Stone
     
  4. United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
    - Oliver Stone
     
  5. United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    - Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone
     
  6. United States architect (1902-1978)
    - Edward Durell Stone

Derived forms: stoning, Stones, stoned, stones

See also: chromatic

Type of: architect, avoirdupois unit, building material, chief justice, chilliness, coldness, coolness, crystal, designer, feminist, film maker, film producer, filmmaker, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, journalist, journo [Brit], jurist, kill, legal expert, libber, material, movie maker, natural object, pericarp, remove, seed vessel, stuff, suffragist, take, take away, withdraw, women's liberationist, women's rightist

Part of: jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], quarter [US]

Encyclopedia: Stone, Marshall