Synonyms for stone


Grammar : Noun
Spell : stohn
Phonetic Transcription : stoʊn

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Définition of stone

Origin :
  • Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").
  • Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.
  • noun hard piece of earth's surface
Example sentences :
  • We talked of progress; but progress, like the philosopher's stone, could not be easily attained.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Soon a stone flew against the door—then another— and bang, bang!
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • In the grass there can still be seen the stone to which the bull-ring was secured.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • As to the stone, it glanced off obliquely and fell midway between the vessels.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • This stone was thrown at the sainted Stephen, and the other two are from the Tower of Babel.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The door was piled with bodies, and the stone floor was slippery with blood.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I can but see an old rusty nail, with bits of stone and slips of wood.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "And I will have the stone from the temple," cried Hordle John.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • What are these bits of stone, and of wood, and rusted nails, which are set out in front of him?
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The waterless world of stone is not only a garden, but a green forest!
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards

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