"stones" in the noun sense
1. rock, stone
a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
"he threw a rock at me"
building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
"he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
3. rock, stone
material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
"that mountain is solid rock"
"stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
4. gem, gemstone, stone
a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"
"she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body equal to 14 pounds
"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
6. stone, pit, endocarp
the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
"you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
7. Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone
United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
8. Stone, Oliver Stone
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
9. Stone, Lucy Stone
United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
10. Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone
United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
11. Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone
United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
12. Stone, Edward Durell Stone
United States architect (1902-1978)
a lack of feeling or expression or movement
"he must have a heart of stone"
"her face was as hard as stone"
"stones" in the verb sense
1. stone, lapidate
kill by throwing stones at
"People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
2. pit, stone
remove the pits from
"pit plums and cherries"
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