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Stone appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • O, stone, be not so.
  • Stare not, stare not, else dudes let one rat stone rats.
  • One sacred well-lit stone gardenia meridian as an aid, I remained, rage not still… lewder case, no?
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun stone:

imaginative writing65.05%informational writing34.95%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stone:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stone:


The word stone is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun stone

What does stone mean as a name of something?

Stone is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: stones (rock) / stone (weight)

  1. a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of stone: rock
    • more generic term: natural object = an object occurring naturally
    • more specific terms:
      • achondrite = a stony meteor lacking chondrules
      • bedrock = solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
      • boulder / bowlder = a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
      • concretion / calculus = a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts
      • chondrite = a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
      • clastic rock = a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
      • crystallization / crystal = a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure
      • intrusion = rock produced by an intrusive process
      • rock outcrop / outcropping / outcrop = the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
      • pebble = a small smooth rounded rock
      • petrifaction = a rock created by petrifaction
      • sill = a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
      • stepping stone = a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
      • tor = a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
      • wall rock = a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault
      • whinstone / whin = any of various hard colored rocks
      • xenolith = a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
  2. 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: building material = material used for constructing buildings
    • more specific terms:
    • instance: Blarney Stone = a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it
  3. 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
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of stone: rock
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    • more specific terms:
      • quartzite = hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
      • road metal = broken rock used for repairing or making roads
      • sedimentary rock = rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
      • sial = the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust
      • sima = rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust
      • metamorphic rock = rock altered by pressure and heat
      • crushed rock / gravel = rock fragments and pebbles
      • caliche = nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru
      • shingling = sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
      • pumice stone / pumice = a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas
      • aphanite = fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye
      • claystone = fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles
      • dolomite = a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
      • emery stone / emery rock = a mixture of emery dust and a binder
      • pudding stone / conglomerate = a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
      • fieldstone = stone that occurs naturally in fields
      • greisen = a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica
      • calc-tufa / tufa = a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
      • magma = molten rock in the earth's crust
      • igneous rock = rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
      • limestone = a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
      • marble = a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
      • matrix = a mass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded
    • substance: mineral = solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  4. a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    • example: she had jewels made of all the rarest stones
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of stone: gem / gemstone
    • more generic word: crystal = a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
    • more specific terms:
      • cabochon = a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
      • opaque gem = a gemstone that is opaque
      • transparent gem = a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
    • part of: jewellery / jewelry = an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems
  5. an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds
  6. the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    • example: you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of stone: endocarp / pit
    • more generic terms: pericarp / seed vessel = the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
    • more specific terms:
  7. United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
  8. United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
  9. United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
  10. United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
  11. United States architect (1902-1978)
  12. a lack of feeling or expression or movement

Alternative definition of the noun stone


  1. [uncountable] A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
  2. A small piece of stone.
  3. A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
  4. [British] (plural: 'stone') A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone ≈ 6.3503 kilograms
  5. [botany] The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
  6. [medicine] A hard, stone-like deposit.
  7. [board games]A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
  8. A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  9. [curling] A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.

Specialised definition of the noun stone

Glossary of sports

the shaped and polished mass of granite or iron that is slid along the ice in the game of curling (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / curling

the round granite playing piece, 11 inches in diameter and 39 to 41 ½ pounds in weight, fitted with a handle

Definition of the adjective stone

What does stone mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: stoner |

  1. of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

Alternative definition of the adjective stone


  1. Constructed of stone.
  2. Having the appearance of stone.
  3. Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  4. Complete, absolute, of the highest degree.

Definition of the adverb stone

What does stone mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. As a stone (used with following adjective).
  2. [slang] Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).

Definition of the verb stone

What does stone mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stoned | stoning | stones

  1. kill by throwing stones at
    • examples: People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock | They want to stone the prisoners
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination]Steve pelted Anna
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Steve pelted Anna with Acorns

      Verbs of Throwing (with the same syntax): bombard, buffet, pelt, shower.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of stone: lapidate
    • more generic word: kill = cause to die
  2. remove the pits from

Alternative definition of the verb stone


  1. [transitive] To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
  2. [transitive] To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
  3. [intransitive] To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
  4. [transitive, slang] To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)


  1. Stone a.k.a. Emma Stone: Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. She made her feature film debut in Superbad. She has co-starred in The House Bunny, Zombieland, and Paper Man. In 2010, Stone made her leading debut in Easy A, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Other notable roles have included Hannah Weaver in Crazy, Stupid, Love, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan in The Help, Gwen Stacy in the Amazing Spider-Man film series, and the voice of Eep in the animated film The Croods.
  2. Stone a.k.a. Misty Stone is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and nude model. She is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for December 2014.
  3. stone a.k.a. Mario Van Peebles is an American film director and actor best known for directing New Jack City in 1991. He is the son of film-maker Melvin Van Peebles.
  4. Stone a.k.a. Annie Gautrat, better known by her stage name Stone is a French singer and actor, and very notably part of the musical duo Stone et Charden with her then-husband Éric Charden. the duo were famous in the 1970s with many hits in France and internationally.
  5. Stone a.k.a. Greg Stone is an Australian actor who has appeared in films, television and on stage.
  6. Stone is a member of the musical group, Mayday. and he is a singer, composer and actor.
    • also known as Shi Chin-hang, Shih Chin Hang, Richard
    • born on (40 years ago) in Taipei
    • nationality: Taiwan
    • profession: Actor, singer, composer, guitarist
    • member of musical group Mayday (Lead guitar) since
    • read more about Stone (actor)
  7. Stone was an English first-class cricketer for Middlesex who was active in the 1800s and is recorded in one match in 1801, playing for the Thursday Club and totalling 9 runs with a highest score of 6.
    • born in (236 years ago) in England
    • nationality: England
    • profession: Cricketer
  8. Stone was an English cricketer who played in major cricket matches for Kent in 1751.

There are other people with in their name, like Amy Stone, Ann Stone, Ben Stone, Biz Stone, Bob Stone, Bud Stone, Cat Stone, Dan Stone, Don Stone, Gus Stone and many others.


Stone is a thrash metal band formed in Kerava, Finland in the mid-1980s. They released four albums and one live album during the late 1980s and early 1990s, before disbanding in 1991 to pursue different musical directions. Stone reunited to play a final set of concerts in 2000, but parted ways again soon afterwards. In 2008, Stone made five "re-union"/comeback appearances. They reunited again in March 2013 for select shows in order to promote their new box set. The band is still active as of March 2014.


  1. Stone is the name of three different fictional characters from G.I. Joe, the line of military-themed toys by Hasbro. Two Lieutenants and a Sergeant, each one is featured in a different continuity, G.I. Joe Extreme, G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, and the live-action movie.
  2. Stone is the name of a number of Marvel Comics characters.
  3. Stone is a fictional character from the 2004 film Sex and the Beauties.

There are other characters with in their name, like Al Stone, CJ Stone, Amy Stone, Ben Stone, Bob Stone, Dr. Stone, Gem Stone, Ian Stone, Jed Stone, Kim Stone, Lt. Stone, Mr. Stone, Ray Stone, Stone Fox, Andy Stone, Bill Stone, Brad Stone, Dave Stone, Eric Stone and Jack Stone.


  1. "Stone", published in 2002, is a science fiction novel by the British writer Adam Roberts.
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Science Fiction, Speculative fiction
    • copyright: 2002
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "Stone" is a short story written by Edward Bryant.
    • released in (37 years ago)
    • some of the awards:


  1. "Stone" is a 2010 American crime thriller film directed by John Curran and starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich. Most of the filming was done in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
  2. "Stone" is a 1974 Australian biker film written and directed by Sandy Harbutt. It was a low budget movie, written by Sandy Harbutt and Michael Robinson.
  3. "Stone" is a 2012 Russian dramatic thriller directed by Vyacheslav Kaminsky. It is based on the 2009 novel Do not live by Yurii Brigadir.
  4. Stone is an American police drama that aired on NBC on Monday nights between January 14 and March 17, 1980. The series was a Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with Gerry Productions, Inc. and Universal Television and was created by Cannell, Richard Levinson and William Link.
  5. "Stone" is a 1992 drama fantasy film written by Yuri Arabov and directed by Aleksandr Sokurov.
  6. "Stone": Stein is a 1991 film directed by Egon Günther.
    • also known as Stein
    • country: Germany
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (25 years ago)
  7. "Stone" is a film, directed by Kevin Everson.


  1. "Stone" is the second single by American rock band Alice in Chains from their 2013 album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. The song reached the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. A music video has been released for the song. According to Graham Hartmann writing for Loudwire, "the new single [...] has its fair share of sludge [...], further delving into a dark and unnerving side of alternative rock and atmospheric metal.
  2. "Stone": Stone is the debut album from Finnish thrash metal band Stone. It was originally released in 1988, and remastered and re-issued in 2003. It was re-released again in 2009, bundled with No Anaesthesia! in a 2 CD set. Several singles were released from the album.
  3. "Stone" is a composition.
  4. "Stone" is the 2013 single by Alice in Chains.
    • released on
  5. "Stone" is a musical album of My Mine.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  6. "Stone" is a musical album of Unholy Fables.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  7. "Stone" is a musical album of Sector 516.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Stone" is a musical single of Annie Gautrat.
    • released in (50 years ago)


  1. Stone is an old market town in Staffordshire, England, situated about 7 miles north of Stafford, and around 7 miles south of the city of Stoke-on-Trent. It is the second town, after Stafford itself, in the Borough of Stafford, and has long been of importance from the point of view of communications. Stone gave its name to both an urban district council and a rural district council before becoming part of the borough in 1974. In 2001 it had a population of 14,555.
  2. Stone, is a village in the Dartford Borough of Kent. It is located east of Dartford.
  3. Stone is a village in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located southwest of the town of Aylesbury, on the A418 road that links Aylesbury to Thame. Stone with Bishopstone and Hartwell is a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district and also incorporates the nearby settlements of Bishopstone and Hartwell.
  4. Stone is a small village in the parish of Ham and Stone, Gloucestershire, England. It is located on the A38 road, just south-west of its crossing of the Little Avon River, roughly halfway between Bristol and Gloucester. It is adjacent to the county boundary with South Gloucestershire. The part of the community just north-east of the river is called Woodford.
  5. Stone is an unincorporated community and coal town in Pike County, Kentucky, United States. It was established in 1912. Stone was a mining community named for Galen Stone, head of the Pond Creek Coal Company which was based in Stone. In 1922 the Pond Creek Coal Company was sold to Fordson Coal Company, which was a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. In 1936 Fordson sold the mine at Stone to Eastern Coal Company.
  6. Stone a.k.a. Stone, Idaho: Stone is an unincorporated community in Oneida County, Idaho, United States. Stone is located near the Utah border, 3.5 miles north of Snowville, Utah.
  7. STONE is an Aviation waypoint.
    • also known as waypoint STONE, STONE fix, fix STONE, STONE waypoint
  8. STONE is an Aviation waypoint.
  9. Stone: This page was kept as a redirect to the corresponding main article on the topic it names, in order to preserve the page's edit history after its content was merged into the other article's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text, nor delete this page.
  10. Stone a.k.a. Stone, California: Stone is a locality in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 6.5 miles south-southeast of Fortuna, at an elevation of 92 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Stone Jug, Stone Bank, Stone City, Stone Farm, Stone Head, Stone Hill, Stone Lake, Stone Park, Stone Town, Stone wall, Stone Wave, Black Stone, Stone Bluff, Stone Creek, Stone cross, Stone House, Stone Manor, Stone Mills, Stone Ridge.


  1. STONe is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Sin-Ichi Hiromoto. Kodansha released the two bound volumes of the manga on April 23, 2002 and August 23, 2002, respectively.
  2. Stone: Simple Repeater 'stone' is a port forwarding and firewall-breaching software, used to maintain inbound and outbound communication with different network layers and protocols.
  3. Stone: Rock or a piece of rock shaped or finished for a particular purpose, such as a piece of rock that is used in construction: a coping stone; a paving stone. Stone is considered a natural resource and has additional uses beyond construction such as a visual art medium, a weapon or projectile, and even as a pet.
  4. Stone: In geology, a rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock.

Phrases with Stone

Phrases starting with the word Stone:

  1. Stone Me
  2. stone age
  3. stone fly
  4. stone pit
  5. Stone-Age
  6. stone bass
  7. Stone Cold
  8. stone crab
  9. Stone Dead
  10. Stone Deaf
  11. stone pine
  12. stone root
  13. Stone Soup
  14. stone wall

Phrases ending with the word Stone:

  1. dry-stone
  2. Rai Stone
  3. blue stone
  4. Free-Stone
  5. Hair Stone
  6. lucy stone

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stone

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Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Stone Stone ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Superstitions (2015)

by Mona A Radford, Edwin Radford

The stone hadbeen brought from Ireland, and was never permitted to touch English soil. It was placed in a basket and carried tothe patient, and there rubbed onthe wound tobe healed. Irish stones were popularas charms inthe Northumbrian ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Southeast Asia (1998)

by Bruno Nettl, Terry E. Miller, Ruth M. Stone, Sean Williams

Stone, Sean Williams, James Porter, Timothy Rice...

Google previewEncyclopedia of California (1999)

by Nancy Capace, Somerset Publishers, Incorporated

A word may be added about two types of implements to which there has been some controversy: a stone ring or perforated disk, and a pear or plummet shaped object. It has been affirmed that the former was a club head or a net sinker. But the ...

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Sign language

'Stone Soup' (American Sign Language) Signed Stories Book Bundle #1 for Schools

This book introduces the importance of cooperation and community in overcoming problems. It includes subjects that some children may find uncomfortable, ...

Quotes about Stone

a stone
a relative stone
a meteoric stone
a Newtonian stone
a photoelectric stone
a stone from Manhattan
a thermodynamic stone

one stone
a son

in my life
in my wife
a sun

alone (Nicolas Grenier)
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Scrabble value of S1T1O1N1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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