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Definition of Stone

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

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.
Jesus Christ

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