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Definition of Stone


  1. Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
  2. A precious stone; a gem.
  3. Something made of stone. Specifically: -
  4. The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
  5. A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  6. A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
  7. One of the testes; a testicle.
  8. The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  9. A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
  10. Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
  11. A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; -- called also imposing stone.
  12. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
  13. To make like stone; to harden.
  14. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
  15. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.
  16. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.

Stone Quotations

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
Johnny Cash

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.

No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
Oscar Wilde

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
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Stone Translations

stone in Danish is sten
stone in Dutch is klei-, aarden, van klei
stone in Finnish is kivi
stone in French is pierre
stone in German is Stein, steinigst, Stein
stone in Italian is sasso, pierra
stone in Latin is calculus
stone in Norwegian is stein, stein
stone in Portuguese is pedra
stone in Spanish is piedra, empinado
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