Stone

  • (noun): Building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose.
    Example: "He wanted a special stone to mark the site"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on stone:

Gawsworth Old Hall - Grounds - Structures
... The 17th-century Gatehouse is constructed in brick with ashlar dressings and a stone slate roof, in two storeys and three bays ... A table tomb over the grave consists of an inscribed stone slab on a brick plinth ... Adjacent to it is another inscribed stone slab, dating from the 19th century ...
I. F. Stone
... Isidor Feinstein Stone (December 24, 1907 – June 18, 1989 born Isidor Feinstein, better known as I ... Stone and Izzy Stone) was an American investigative journalist and author ... Stone's Weekly, which was ranked 16th in a poll of his fellow journalists of "The Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century" ...
Zero Mile Marker - Countries - India
... Zero Mile Stone Marathi शून्य मैलाचा दगड is a monument locating the geographical center of India in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra.The Zero Mile ...
Ian Hamilton (lawyer) - Portrayals in Popular Culture
... In 2008, Hamilton's book, The Taking of the Stone of Destiny, was made into a movie entitled Stone of Destiny ... a team of students to reclaim the Stone of Scone ...
Stone Temple Pilots - History - Core and Purple (1992–1995)
... Stone Temple Pilots developed a fan base in San Diego clubs in order to steer clear of the Los Angeles corporate music scene and build up their technique and ... In 1992, Stone Temple Pilots signed with Atlantic Records ... Despite hostile reviews from critics, Stone Temple Pilots continued to gain fans ...

More definitions of "Stone":

  • (noun): A crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry.
    Synonyms: gem, gemstone
  • (noun): United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893).
    Synonyms: Lucy Stone
  • (adj): Of any of various dull tannish-gray colors.
  • (noun): United States filmmaker (born in 1946).
    Synonyms: Oliver Stone
  • (noun): An avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds.
    Example: "A heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
  • (noun): United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice (1872-1946).
    Synonyms: Harlan Fiske Stone
  • (noun): Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
    Example: "Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
    Synonyms: rock
  • (verb): Kill by throwing stones at.
    Synonyms: lapidate
  • (noun): A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    Synonyms: rock
  • (noun): A lack of feeling or expression or movement.
    Example: "He must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
  • (noun): The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
    Synonyms: pit, endocarp
  • (verb): Remove the pits from.
    Synonyms: pit

Famous quotes containing the word stone:

    A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
    William Hazlitt (1778–1830)

    Certainly ordinary language has no claim to be the last word, if there is such a thing. It embodies, indeed, something better than the metaphysics of the Stone Age, namely, as was said, the inherited experience and acumen of many generations of men.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)

    “Give me the resurrection of the body!” said Dukes. “But it’ll come in time, when we’ve shoved the cerebral stone away a bit, the money and the rest. Then we’ll get a democracy of touch, instead of a democracy of pocket.”
    —D.H. (David Herbert)