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stone·work

 (stōn′wûrk′)
n.
1. The technique or process of working in stone.
2. Work made of stone; stonemasonry.

stone′work′er n.

stonework

(ˈstəʊnˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Building) any structure or part of a building made of stone
2. (Building) the process of dressing or setting stones
ˈstoneˌworker n

stone•work

(ˈstoʊnˌwɜrk)

n.
1. a construction built of stone; stone masonry.
2. the process or art of dressing, setting, or designing in stone.
3. Usu., stoneworks. (usu. with a sing. v.) a place where stone is dressed, as for building.
[before 1000]
stone′work`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonework - masonry done with stonestonework - masonry done with stone    
cyclopean masonry - a primitive style of masonry characterized by use of massive stones of irregular shape and size
masonry - structure built of stone or brick by a mason
Translations
مَبْنى حَجَري
kamenné zdivo
murerarbejde
kõfaragás
vinna viî steinsmíîi
kamenné murivo
taş işleme

stonework

[ˈstəʊnwɜːk] Ncantería f

stonework

[ˈstəʊnwɜːrk] nmaçonnerie f

stonework

[ˈstəʊnˌwɜːk] nlavoro in muratura

stone

(stəun) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed. limestone; sandstone; a stone house; stone walls; In early times, men made tools out of stone.
2. a piece of this, of any shape or size. He threw a stone at the dog.
3. a piece of this shaped for a special purpose. a tombstone; paving-stones; a grindstone.
4. a gem or jewel. She lost the stone out of her ring; diamonds, rubies and other stones.
5. the hard shell containing the nut or seed in some fruits eg peaches and cherries. a cherry-stone.
6. a measure of weight still used in Britain, equal to 6.35 kilogrammes. She weighs 9.5 stone.
7. a piece of hard material that forms in the kidney, bladder etc and causes pain.
verb
1. to throw stones at, especially as a ritual punishment. Saint Stephen was stoned to death.
2. to remove the stones from (fruit). She washed and stoned the cherries.
ˈstony adjective
1. full of, or covered with, stones. stony soil; a stony path/beach; It's very stony around here.
2. (of a person's expression etc) like stone in coldness, hardness etc. He gave me a stony stare.
ˈstonily adverb
ˈstoniness noun
ˌstone-ˈcold, ˌstone-ˈdead, ˌstone-ˈdeaf adjective
completely cold, dead, or deaf. He's almost stone-deaf; Your soup is stone-cold. He was stone-dead.
ˈstoneware noun, adjective
(of) a hard type of pottery made of clay containing pieces of stone. a stoneware jug.
ˈstonework noun
construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building.
leave no stone unturned
to try every possible means. The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the child.
a stone's throw
a very short distance. They live only a stone's throw away from here.
References in classic literature ?
There was a fireplace big enough to camp in; and its projecting sides and hood, of carved and pillared stonework, had the look of a cathedral door.
Neither of these lower rooms is lighted except from a hole in the floor of the third story; the room in which, as well as in that above it, is finished with compact smooth stonework, both having chimney-pieces, with an arch resting on triple clustered pillars.
My host, who stood on one side of the great fireplace, leaning against the stonework, made a graceful wave of his hand to the table, and said, "I pray you, be seated and sup how you please.
The rent, torn, and dislocated stonework looked worse than before; the upheaved foundations, the piled-up fragments of masonry, the fissures in the torn earth--all were at the worst.
Anyhow, it was always stuck in the stonework there; and I suppose it came out when the thing collapsed.
They paused, however, at the bridge, and, leaning their elbows upon the stonework, they stood looking down at their own faces in the glassy stream, and at the swift flash of speckled trout against the tawny gravel.
Lot 3 Roofing & Stonework - Minor Works up to 50k
It also gives an opportunity to rediscover our past by unveiling stonework going back nearly 800 years.
WORK to preserve Liverpool's iconic bombed-out church is set to start in the spring - with a PS150,000 project to repair its crumbling stonework.
30am as part of a PS30,000 project to renovate the stonework at their church - which is one of the oldest in Rhondda.
e work now under way includes: cleaning and repairs to loose stonework; replacing netting to the heads of the colonnades; cutting out and replacing defective stonework with matching stone.
Suskind, who taught early childhood education, continues to teach using a concept called Stonework.