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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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