Stone
Stone Stone, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stoning}.] [From {Stone}, n.: cf. AS. st?nan, Goth. stainjan.] 1. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones. [1913 Webster]

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. --Acts vii. 59. [1913 Webster]

2. To make like stone; to harden. [1913 Webster]

O perjured woman! thou dost stone my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins. [1913 Webster]

4. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar. [1913 Webster]

5. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • Stone — Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral matter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone — may refer to:Construction and building* Masonry, the building of structures from stone * Coade stone, a special form of vitreous stoneware, used for monumental work and architectural decoration * Standing stone, a solitary stone set vertically… …   Wikipedia

  • Stone — (englisch für Stein) steht für: Stone (Familienname), der Familienname Stone Stone (Band), eine finnische Thrash Metal Band Stone (Einheit), eine englische Masse Einheit Stone (Film), ein Thriller aus dem Jahr 2010 von John Curran Stone… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stone — ► NOUN 1) hard, solid non metallic mineral matter of which rock is made. 2) a small piece of stone found on the ground. 3) a piece of stone shaped for a purpose, especially to commemorate something or to mark out a boundary. 4) a gem. 5) a hard… …   English terms dictionary

  • stone — [stōn] n. [ME < OE stan, akin to Du steen, Ger stein < IE base * stāi , to become thick, compress, stiffen > L stiria, a drop (< stilla), Gr stear, tallow] 1. the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is composed 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • stone — adverb. Combinations such as stone cold and stone dead, in which stone is used adverbially (‘like a stone’), have been recorded for centuries. More recently, stone has developed a freer adverbial use as a mere intensive equivalent to very or… …   Modern English usage

  • Stone — Stone, Nicholas * * * (as used in expressions) Stone, Edward Durell Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone, Lucy Stone, Oliver Stone, Robert (Anthony) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • stone- — [stōn] 〚/span> STONE, with the sense of “like, or as is, a stone”〛 combining form very, completely: used in hyphenated compounds [stone blind, stone broke] * * * …   Universalium

  • stone- — [stōn] [< STONE, with the sense of “like, or as is, a stone”] combining form very, completely: used in hyphenated compounds [stone blind, stone broke] …   English World dictionary

  • Stone — Très répandu en Grande Bretagne (forme génitive : Stones), désigne celui qui habite un lieu rocheux ou est originaire d une localité appelée Stone …   Noms de famille

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