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Definition 1: building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

(stone is a kind of ...) material used for constructing buildings

(... is a kind of stone ) a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives

(... is a kind of stone ) an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings

(... is a kind of stone ) the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone used for paving

(... is a kind of stone ) a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)

(... is a kind of stone ) one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone that forms a hearth

(... is a kind of stone ) a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone that is used to mark a grave

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone that forms the top of wall or building

(... is a kind of stone ) a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes

(... is an instance of stone) a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it

Definition 2: a lack of feeling or expression or movement - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he must have a heart of stone
  • her face was as hard as stone

(stone is a kind of ...) a lack of affection or enthusiasm

"a distressing coldness of tone and manner"

Definition 3: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter - [noun denoting object]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he threw a rock at me

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of stone ) any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)

(... is a kind of stone ) a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault

(... is a kind of stone ) a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill

(... is a kind of stone ) a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing

(... is a kind of stone ) (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock

(... is a kind of stone ) a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form

(... is a kind of stone ) a small smooth rounded rock

(... is a kind of stone ) the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

(... is a kind of stone ) rock produced by an intrusive process

(... is a kind of stone ) a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

(... is a kind of stone ) (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks

(... is a kind of stone ) a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules

(... is a kind of stone ) a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body

"renal calculi can be very painful"

(... is a kind of stone ) a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin

(... is a kind of stone ) solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil

(... is a kind of stone ) a stony meteor lacking chondrules

(... is a kind of stone ) (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded

Definition 4: United States architect (1902-1978) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)

Definition 5: United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations

Definition 6: United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) a writer for newspapers and magazines

Definition 7: United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) a supporter of feminism

(stone is an instance of ...) an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

Definition 8: United States filmmaker (born in 1946) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) a producer of motion pictures

Definition 9: United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is an instance of ...) the judge who presides over a supreme court

Definition 10: the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

(... is a kind of stone ) the stone seed of a peach

(... is a kind of stone ) the stone seed of a cherry

Definition 11: an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone

(stone is a kind of ...) any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights

(stone is a part of ...) 16 ounces avoirdupois

"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

(... is part of stone) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

(stone belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 12: material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that mountain is solid rock
  • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

"coal is a hard black material" "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"

(... is a kind of stone ) a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate

(... is a kind of stone ) a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones

(... is a kind of stone ) a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

(... is a kind of stone ) stone that occurs naturally in fields; often used as building material

(... is a kind of stone ) a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica

(... is a kind of stone ) a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime

(... is a kind of stone ) molten rock in the earth's crust

(... is a kind of stone ) rock formed by the solidification of molten magma

(... is a kind of stone ) a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

(... is a kind of stone ) a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

(... is a kind of stone ) fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles

(... is a kind of stone ) fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye

(... is a kind of stone ) a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive

(... is a kind of stone ) hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals

(... is a kind of stone ) broken rock used for repairing or making roads

(... is a kind of stone ) rock formed from consolidated clay sediments

(... is a kind of stone ) the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum

(... is a kind of stone ) rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium

(... is a kind of stone ) rock altered by pressure and heat

(... is a kind of stone ) rock fragments and pebbles

(... is a kind of stone ) nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru

(... is a kind of stone ) (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction

(... is a kind of stone ) (geology) a mass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

(stone is made of the substance ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

Definition 13: a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
  • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

(... is a kind of stone ) a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets

(... is a kind of stone ) a gemstone that is opaque

(... is a kind of stone ) a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion

(... is part of stone) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

Definition 14: remove the pits from - [verb of change]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pit plums and cherries

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 15: kill by throwing stones at - [verb of contact]

Samples where stone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock

Synonyms for stone in the sense of this definition

(stone is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 16: of any of various dull tannish or grey colors - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(stone is similar to ...) being or having or characterized by hue

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