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Inflections of 'stone' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
stone
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (When talking about weight)
stones
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All other usages)
Inflections of 'stone' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stones
v 3rd person singular
stoning
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stoned
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stoned
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
stone /stoʊn/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  stones for 1-5. 7-19. , stone for 6. ;
adj., adv., v.,.   stoned, ston•ing. 

n. 
  1. [uncountable] the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks are made.
  2. a piece of rock made into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose:[countable]paving stones.
  3. a small piece of rock, as a pebble:[countable]He taught his daughter how to skip stones in the water.
  4. Jewelry a mineral used in jewelry;
    a gemstone:[countable]a ring with a bright blue stone.
  5. Weights and Measures[countable] one of various units of weight, esp. the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).
  6. Botanyany small, hard seed, as of a cherry or a date;
    a pit.
  7. Pathologya buildup, often in a rounded shape, of a calciumlike substance in the body, as in the kidney.

adj. 
  1. of or relating to stone or stoneware.

adv. 
  1. completely;
    totally:stone deaf.

v. [+ object]
  1. to throw stones at:The angry mob stoned the embassy.
  2. to put to death by throwing stones at (someone):They stoned him to death.
  3. to remove stones from (fruit).
Idioms
  1. Idiomscast the first stone, to be the first to condemn a wrongdoer.
  2. Idiomsleave no stone unturned, to explore every possibility:The police left no stone unturned until the killer was brought to justice.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
stone (stōn),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  stones  for 1–5, 7–19, stone  for 6, adj., adv., v.,  stoned, ston•ing. 

n. 
  1. the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.
  2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock, as a boulder or piece of agate.
  3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose:paving stone; building stone.
  4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble.
  5. JewelrySee  precious stone. 
  6. Weights and Measuresone of various units of weight, esp. the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).
  7. something resembling a small piece of rock in size, shape, or hardness.
  8. Botanyany small, hard seed, as of a date;
    pit.
  9. Botanythe hard endocarp of a drupe, as of a peach.
  10. Pathology
    • a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.
    • a disease arising from such a concretion.
  11. a gravestone or tombstone.
  12. a grindstone.
  13. Buildinga millstone.
  14. Meteorologya hailstone.
  15. Buildingany of various artificial materials imitating cut stone or rubble.
  16. Printinga table with a smooth surface, formerly made of stone, on which page forms are composed.
  17. Fine Art, Printing(in lithography) any surface on which an artist draws or etches a picture or design from which a lithograph is made.
  18. Gamesa playing piece in the game of dominoes, checkers, or backgammon.
  19. Usually,  stones. testes.
  20. cast the first stone, to be the first to condemn or blame a wrongdoer;
    be hasty in one's judgment:What right has she to cast the first stone?
  21. leave no stone unturned, to exhaust every possibility in attempting to achieve one's goal;
    spare no effort:We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find the culprit.

adj. 
  1. made of or pertaining to stone.
  2. made of stoneware:a stone mug or bottle.
  3. stonelike;
    stony;
    obdurate:a stone killer; stone strength.

adv. 
  1. completely;
    totally (usually used in combination):stone cold.

v.t. 
  1. to throw stones at;
    drive by pelting with stones.
  2. to put to death by pelting with stones.
  3. to provide, fit, pave, line, face or fortify with stones.
  4. to rub (something) with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth.
  5. to remove stones from, as fruit.
  6. [Obs.]to make insensitive or unfeeling.
stona•ble, stonea•ble, adj. 
stoneless, adj. 
stoneless•ness, n. 
stonelike′, adj. 
stoner, n. 
  • bef. 900; (noun, nominal) Middle English stan, sto(o)n, Old English stān; cognate with Dutch steen, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains; akin to Greek stí̄a pebble, Latin stīria icicle; (verb, verbal) Middle English stanen, stonen, derivative of the noun, nominal; (adjective, adjectival and adverb, adverbial) Middle English, derivative of the noun, nominal

Stone  (stōn),USA pronunciation n. 
    Edward Du•rell  (stōn),USA pronunciation 1902–78, U.S. architect. Har•lan Fiske  (stōn),USA pronunciation 1872–1946, U.S. jurist: Chief Justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
  1. BiographicalIrving, born 1903, U.S. author.
  2. I(sidor) F(ein•stein)  (stōn),USA pronunciation born 1907, U.S. political journalist.
  3. BiographicalLucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist (wife of Henry Brown Blackwell).

stone, +adj. 
  • stonelike;
    stony;
    obdurate:a stone killer; stone strength.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    stone /stəʊn/ n
    1. the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made
    2. a small lump of rock; pebble
    3. short for gemstone
    4. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
    5. (in combination): gravestone, millstone
    6. something that resembles a stone
    7. (in combination): hailstone
    8. the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
    9. any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
    10. ( pl stone) Brit a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms

    11. Also called: granite the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
    12. a nontechnical name for calculus
    13. a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
    14. (modifier) relating to or made of stone: a stone house
    15. (modifier) made of stoneware: a stone jar
    16. cast a stone atcast aspersions upon
    17. heart of stonean obdurate or unemotional nature
    18. leave no stone unturnedto do everything possible to achieve an end
    vb (transitive)
    1. to throw stones at, esp to kill
    2. to remove the stones from
    3. to furnish or provide with stones
    4. stone the crowsBrit Austral slang an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
    Etymology: Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Stone /stəʊn/ n
    1. Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), and Alexander (2004)
    2. Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    stone- prefix
    1. very; completely: stone-blind, stone-cold
    Etymology: from stone in the sense of "like a stone"
    'stone' also found in these entries:
    Collocations: stone her to death, a [blue, round, large, rough, bright] stone, a stone [wall, counter, fireplace], more...

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