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On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings.
Nellie Bly

Meaning of "stone" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STONE

Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STONE

stone  [stəʊn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STONE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stone is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stone in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES STONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stone

Rock (geology)

In geology, a rock is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of one or more minerals or mineraloids. For example, the common rock granite is a combination of the quartz, feldspar and biotite minerals. The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock. Rocks have been used by mankind throughout history. From the Stone Age rocks have been used for tools. The minerals and metals we find in rocks have been essential to human civilization. Three major groups of rocks are defined: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. The scientific study of rocks is called petrology, which is an essential component of geology.

Definition of stone in the English dictionary

The first definition of stone in the dictionary is the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made related adjective lithic. Other definition of stone is a small lump of rock; pebble. Stone is also a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STONE

PRESENT

Present
I stone
you stone
he/she/it stones
we stone
you stone
they stone
Present continuous
I am stoning
you are stoning
he/she/it is stoning
we are stoning
you are stoning
they are stoning
Present perfect
I have stoned
you have stoned
he/she/it has stoned
we have stoned
you have stoned
they have stoned
Present perfect continuous
I have been stoning
you have been stoning
he/she/it has been stoning
we have been stoning
you have been stoning
they have been stoning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stoned
you stoned
he/she/it stoned
we stoned
you stoned
they stoned
Past continuous
I was stoning
you were stoning
he/she/it was stoning
we were stoning
you were stoning
they were stoning
Past perfect
I had stoned
you had stoned
he/she/it had stoned
we had stoned
you had stoned
they had stoned
Past perfect continuous
I had been stoning
you had been stoning
he/she/it had been stoning
we had been stoning
you had been stoning
they had been stoning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stone
you will stone
he/she/it will stone
we will stone
you will stone
they will stone
Future continuous
I will be stoning
you will be stoning
he/she/it will be stoning
we will be stoning
you will be stoning
they will be stoning
Future perfect
I will have stoned
you will have stoned
he/she/it will have stoned
we will have stoned
you will have stoned
they will have stoned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stoning
you will have been stoning
he/she/it will have been stoning
we will have been stoning
you will have been stoning
they will have been stoning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stone
you would stone
he/she/it would stone
we would stone
you would stone
they would stone
Conditional continuous
I would be stoning
you would be stoning
he/she/it would be stoning
we would be stoning
you would be stoning
they would be stoning
Conditional perfect
I would have stone
you would have stone
he/she/it would have stone
we would have stone
you would have stone
they would have stone
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stoning
you would have been stoning
he/she/it would have been stoning
we would have been stoning
you would have been stoning
they would have been stoning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stone
we let´s stone
you stone
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stone
Past participle
stoned
Present Participle
stoning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STONE


acetone
ˈæsɪˌtəʊn
baritone
ˈbærɪˌtəʊn
Blackstone
ˈblækˌstəʊn
cornerstone
ˈkɔːnəˌstəʊn
firestone
ˈfaɪəˌstəʊn
gemstone
ˈdʒɛmˌstəʊn
hearthstone
ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn
histone
ˈhɪstəʊn
ketone
ˈkiːtəʊn
keystone
ˈkiːˌstəʊn
limestone
ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn
Menton
mɛnˈtəʊn
milestone
ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn
rhinestone
ˈraɪnˌstəʊn
ringtone
ˈrɪŋˌtəʊn
sandstone
ˈsændˌstəʊn
tombstone
ˈtuːmˌstəʊn
tone
təʊn
touchstone
ˈtʌtʃˌstəʊn
Yellowstone
ˈjɛləʊˌstəʊn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STONE

stonable
Stone Age
stone ax
stone axe
stone bass
stone boiling
stone bramble
stone cast
stone circle
stone curlew
stone deaf
stone fruit
stone marten
stone massage
stone mint
stone parsley
stone pine
stone pit
stone roller
stone saw

WORDS THAT END LIKE STONE

bluestone
brownstone
capstone
cobblestone
Crotone
Ecclestone
Folkestone
Gladstone
gravestone
greystone
kill two birds with one stone
Livingstone
lodestone
Maidstone
monotone
moonstone
rolling stone
Rosetta stone
stepping stone
two-tone

Synonyms and antonyms of stone in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STONE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stone» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stone
gem · gemstone · jewel · kernel · masonry · pebble · pip · pit · precious stone · rock · seed

Translation of «stone» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STONE

Find out the translation of stone to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

石头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piedra
570 millions of speakers

English

stone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पत्थर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَجَر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

камень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pedra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাথর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pierre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Batu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Watu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दगड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

taş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pietra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kamień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

камінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piatră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πέτρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stone

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STONE»

The term «stone» is very widely used and occupies the 2.132 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of stone
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «stone».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STONE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stone» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stone» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stone

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «STONE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stone.
1
Muhammad Ali
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.
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Bea Arthur
PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
3
Kevin Barry
Frazzled and delirious, as I've just finished a new book of stories. I feel like Moses staggering down the mountainside with the tablets of stone.
4
Peter Baynham
We're chipping away at our capacity for wonder. When hologram TVs eventually go on sale, they'll cost £20,000 and be bought only by those strange, heroic, friendless men who live in flats piled high with giant 80s mobiles and DVD players weighing eight stone.
5
Nicole Beharie
Stone Mountain, Georgia, still had Ku Klux Klan marches, and I had a wild and courageous mother who'd put us in the car to watch them. She wanted us to know those things existed.
6
Nellie Bly
On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings.
7
David Bowie
I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.
8
Eli Broad
School boards are, for the most part ,made up of political wannabes who see a board seat as a stepping stone for political office, or well-meaning parents who represent an ethnic group or geography, or have some other narrow interests. Few people on them understand what governance is about.
9
Thomas Campbell
The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own.
10
Jesus Christ
Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to cast a stone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STONE»

Discover the use of stone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cutting for Stone
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Abraham Verghese, 2009
2
Cutting for Stone: A Novel
Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in an Ethiopia on the brink of revolution, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
Abraham Verghese, 2009
3
Cutting for Stone
An unforgettable journey into one man’s remarkable life, and an epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beauty of the work of healing others. From the Hardcover edition.
Abraham Verghese, 2009
4
Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights
Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Alice Stone Blackwell, 1930
5
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
A reference guide to the decade's top trends, performers, and sounds, reviews the most influential albums, provides biographical overviews of key artists, and considers how technology and the Internet have impacted the industry.
Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard, 2004
6
The Stone Cold Truth
It seemed nothing could stop the Texas Rattlesnake™, except himself. The Stone Cold Truth is an unvarnished take on his life, and you know it's the truth " 'cause Stone Cold says so!™"
Steve Austin, 2009
7
Stone Soup
As three monks travel along a mountain road, they encounter villagers ravaged by harsh times, making them cold to strangers. When the monks entice them to make soup from stones, the villagers discover how much they have to give. Full color.
‎2003
8
Stone Fox
Exciting and heartwarming, this novel has sold millions of copies and was named a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book.
John Reynolds Gardiner, 2010
9
City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem
Meron Benvenisti begins with a reflection on the 1996 celebration of Jerusalem's 3000-year anniversary as the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. He then juxtaposes eras, dynasties, and rulers in ways that provide grand comparative insights.
Meron Benvenisti, 1996
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Stone Cold
Dave is just another sixteen-year-old who's run away from home.
Joe Standerline, Robert Swindells, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stone is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Will Dana, Rolling Stone's Managing Editor, to Depart
Will Dana, the managing editor of Rolling Stone, will leave the magazine, just months after a controversial article about a supposed gang rape at the University ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Kim Kardashian Gets Real: 11 Revelations From the New Cover Story
By Rolling Stone July 1, 2015. Share · Tweet · Share; Comment; Email. Kim Kardashian talks about her family, scandals and legacy in Rolling Stone's new cover ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
3
Aloha Director Cameron Crowe Apologizes for Casting Emma Stone
"Thank you so much for all the impassioned comments regarding the casting of the wonderful Emma Stone in the part of Allison Ng. I have heard your words and ... «People Magazine, Jun 15»
4
I'm not buying Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha
Accepting Emma Stone as an Asian-American in Aloha requires a certain suspension of disbelief and no small amount of magical thinking. In the Hawaii-set ... «Entertainment Weekly, May 15»
5
Stone Tools From Kenya Are Oldest Yet Discovered
The stones showed that at least some ancient hominins — the group that includes humans and their extinct ancestors — had started intentionally knapping ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Emma Stone dazzles in figure-hugging white dress as she attends …
But Emma Stone truly wowed in a beautiful Dior gown at the film's premiere at Cannes Film Festival on Friday night. The actress cut a demure figure in a slinky ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for 'false' portrayal in retracted rape …
A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine Tuesday, alleging that it ... «Washington Post, May 15»
8
PK Subban avoids suspension for slash on Mark Stone
Stone's leaving the game was crucial because the NHL's rule 61.3 states that, in the ... The Senators announced Thursday that Stone has "a microfracture of his ... «CBC.ca, Apr 15»
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Mark Stone has right wrist fracture after getting slashed by PK Subban
MONTREAL -- The Ottawa Senators say forward Mark Stone has suffered a microfracture of his right wrist, and his status is unknown for the rest of the Senators' ... «ESPN, Apr 15»
10
Rolling Stone and the Temptations of Narrative Journalism
An exhaustive report by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, released on Sunday, deals a devastating blow to Rolling Stone's decision-making in ... «The New Yorker, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Stone [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stone>. Jun 2020 ».
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