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English adjective: stone

1. stone of any of various dull tannish or grey colors


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: stone

1. stone (object) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter


SamplesHe threw a rock at me.


Synonymsrock


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)achondrite, bedrock, boulder, bowlder, calculus, chondrite, clastic rock, concretion, crystal, crystallization, intrusion, outcrop, outcropping, pebble, petrifaction, rock outcrop, sill, stepping stone, tor, wall rock, whin, whinstone, xenolith

2. stone (artifact) building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose


SamplesHe wanted a special stone to mark the site.


Broader (hypernym)building material


Narrower (hyponym)ashlar, capstone, copestone, coping stone, cornerstone, cornerstone, foundation stone, gravestone, grindstone, headstone, hearthstone, impost, millstone, monolith, paving stone, springer, stela, stele, stretcher, tombstone, whetstone


Instance hyponymBlarney Stone

3. stone (substance) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust


SamplesThat mountain is solid rock.
Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries.


Synonymsrock


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)aphanite, calc-tufa, caliche, claystone, conglomerate, crushed rock, dolomite, emery rock, emery stone, fieldstone, gravel, greisen, igneous rock, limestone, magma, marble, matrix, metamorphic rock, pudding stone, pumice, pumice stone, quartzite, road metal, sedimentary rock, shingling, sial, sima, tufa


Substance holonymmineral

4. stone (substance) a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry


SamplesHe had the gem set in a ring for his wife.
She had jewels made of all the rarest stones.


Synonymsgem, gemstone


Broader (hypernym)crystal


Narrower (hyponym)cabochon, opaque gem, transparent gem


Part meronymjewellery, jewelry

5. stone (quantity) an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds


SamplesA heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone.


Broader (hypernym)avoirdupois unit


Part holonymlb, pound


Part meronymquarter


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6. stone (plant) the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed


SamplesYou should remove the stones from prunes before cooking.


Synonymsendocarp, pit


Broader (hypernym)pericarp, seed vessel


Narrower (hyponym)cherry stone, peach pit

7. Stone (person) United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)


SynonymsHarlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone, Harlan Stone


Instance hypernymchief justice

8. Stone (person) United States filmmaker (born in 1946)


SynonymsOliver Stone


Instance hypernymfilm maker, film producer, filmmaker, movie maker

9. Stone (person) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)


SynonymsLucy Stone


Instance hypernymfeminist, libber, suffragist, women's liberationist, women's rightist

10. Stone (person) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)


SynonymsI. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone


Instance hypernymjournalist

11. Stone (person) United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)


SynonymsHarlan Fiske Stone


Instance hypernymjurist, legal expert

12. Stone (person) United States architect (1902-1978)


SynonymsEdward Durell Stone


Instance hypernymarchitect, designer

13. stone (attribute) a lack of feeling or expression or movement


SamplesHe must have a heart of stone.
Her face was as hard as stone.


Broader (hypernym)chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness


English verb: stone

1. stone (contact) kill by throwing stones at


SamplesPeople wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock.


ExamplesThey want to stone the prisoners


Synonymslapidate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

2. stone (change) remove the pits from


SamplesPit plums and cherries.


Synonymspit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw









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