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a Scot word for stone
n., pl. stones for 1-5,7-19, stone for 6, n.
1. the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.
2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock.
3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose: paving stones.
4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble.
5. a mineral used in jewelry; gemstone.
6. one 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. any small, hard seed, as of a date; pit.
9. the hard endocarp of a drupe, as of a peach.
10. a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.
11. a gravestone or tombstone.
15. any of various artificial building materials imitating cut stone or rubble.
a. Print. a table with a smooth surface, formerly made of stone, on which page forms are composed.
b. any surface on which a picture or design is drawn or etched in the process of making a lithograph.
17. made of or pertaining to stone or stoneware.
18. stonelike; stony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength.adv.
19. completely; totally: stone cold.v.t.
20. to throw stones at.
21. to put to death by pelting with stones.
22. to provide, pave, line, face, or fortify with stones.
23. to rub with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth.
24. to remove stones from (fruit).Idioms:
leave no stone unturned, to explore every possibility; spare no effort.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English stan, sto(o)n, Old English stān, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon stēn, Old High German stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains]
1. Edward Durell, 1902–78, U.S. architect.
2. Harlan Fiske, 1872–1946, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
3. I(sidor) F(einstein), 1907–89, U.S. political journalist.
4. Lucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist.