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Dictionary definition for: Stone

1. (n) a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"

2. (v) kill by throwing stones at; "Adulterers should be stoned according to the Koran"

3. (s) of any of various dull tannish-gray colors

4. (n) 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"

5. (v) remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"

6. (n) 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"

7. (n) 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"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) 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"

10. (n) United States filmmaker (born in 1946)

11. (n) United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)

12. (n) United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)

13. (n) United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice (1872-1946)

14. (n) United States architect (1902-1978)

15. (n) a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone" "her face was as hard as stone"

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