stone

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noun
1 hard solid substance
ADJECTIVE
heavy
hard
rough, smooth
weathered
carved

a carved stone fireplace

dressed, polished

The wall was built of large blocks of dressed stone.

crushed
building
… OF STONE
block, slab
VERB + STONE
break, cut, hew (sth from/out of)

Convicts were made to break stone for the roads.

The stone is cut into blocks ready for building.

The walls were hewn from local stone.

be built from/in/of/out of, be carved from/in/of/out of, be made from/in/of/out of

names carved in stone

carve sth in
STONE + NOUN
block, flag (BrE), slab

The path's stone slabs were worn and broken.

arch, archway, bridge, building, floor, house, pillar, stairs, structure, wall, etc.
monument, sculpture, tablet
axe/ax, tool
mason (usually stonemason)

He went to work as a stonemason.

PREPOSITION
in stone

He is a sculptor who works mainly in stone.

PHRASES
be set in, be written in (both figurative)

These rules are not set in stone.

2 (esp. BrE) small piece of rock ⇨ See also ↑rock
ADJECTIVE
sharp
smooth
round
loose

Some loose stones tumbled down the slope behind her.

… OF STONES
heap, pile
VERB + STONE
cast (figurative), hurl, throw

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

The boys were caught throwing stones at passing trains.

3 piece of stone shaped for a particular purpose
ADJECTIVE
foundation
memorial
paving, stepping
cobble, kerb/curb (usually cobblestone, etc.)
grinding, sharpening
pumice
standing
STONE + NOUN
circle

The stone circle at Avebury is larger than Stonehenge.

4 precious stone
ADJECTIVE
gem (usually gemstone), precious, semi-precious
VERB + STONE
mine
cut
set

She had the stone set in a ring.

STONE + VERB
glitter, shine
5 (BrE) measure of weight
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verb
Stone is used with these nouns as the object: ↑avocado
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adv.
Stone is used with these adjectives: ↑broke, ↑cold, ↑deaf

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  • Stone — Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral matter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone — may refer to:Construction and building* Masonry, the building of structures from stone * Coade stone, a special form of vitreous stoneware, used for monumental work and architectural decoration * Standing stone, a solitary stone set vertically… …   Wikipedia

  • Stone — (englisch für Stein) steht für: Stone (Familienname), der Familienname Stone Stone (Band), eine finnische Thrash Metal Band Stone (Einheit), eine englische Masse Einheit Stone (Film), ein Thriller aus dem Jahr 2010 von John Curran Stone… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • STONE (R.) — STONE RICHARD (1913 1991) Économiste anglais né en 1913, Richard Stone a commencé sa carrière chez un courtier londonien, avant de rejoindre en 1940 les rangs du Bureau central des statistiques, à l’initiative de John Maynard Keynes. Ses… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stone — ► NOUN 1) hard, solid non metallic mineral matter of which rock is made. 2) a small piece of stone found on the ground. 3) a piece of stone shaped for a purpose, especially to commemorate something or to mark out a boundary. 4) a gem. 5) a hard… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stone — [stōn] n. [ME < OE stan, akin to Du steen, Ger stein < IE base * stāi , to become thick, compress, stiffen > L stiria, a drop (< stilla), Gr stear, tallow] 1. the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is composed 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • stone — adverb. Combinations such as stone cold and stone dead, in which stone is used adverbially (‘like a stone’), have been recorded for centuries. More recently, stone has developed a freer adverbial use as a mere intensive equivalent to very or… …   Modern English usage

  • STONE (M. H.) — STONE MARSHALL HARVEY (1903 1989) Après ses études à l’université Harvard, Marshall Harvey Stone enseigna dans diverses universités: Columbia (1925 1927), Yale (1931 1933), Harvard (1927 1931, puis 1933 1946) et Chicago (depuis 1944). Il fut élu… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Stone — Stone, Nicholas * * * (as used in expressions) Stone, Edward Durell Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone, Lucy Stone, Oliver Stone, Robert (Anthony) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • STONE, I.F. — STONE, I.F. (Isidore Feinstein; 1907–1989), U.S. journalist, born in Philadelphia. Stone edited the liberal weekly The Nation, 1940–46. From 1952 until 1971 he published I.F. Stone s Weekly written by himself and noted for its criticism of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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