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English adjective: stone

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


Antonymsachromatic, neutral

English noun: stone

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

SamplesHe threw a rock at me.


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.


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)kill

2. stone (change) remove the pits from

SamplesPit plums and cherries.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

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