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English definition of “stone”

stone

noun  /stoʊn/ us  

stone noun (HARD SUBSTANCE)

[C/U] the hard, solid substance found in the ground that is often used as a building material, or a small piece of this substance: [U] The museum was made of stone. [C/U] A stone is also a jewel: [C] He wore a ring with a black stone on his little finger. [C/U] A stone is also a piece of hard material that can form in an organ in the body: [C] kidney stones

stone noun (SEED)

[C] a pit : a cherry stone

stone

verb [T]  /stoʊn/ us  

stone verb [T] (THROW HARD SUBSTANCE)

to throw rocks or other hard objects at someone or something

stone

adverb [not gradable]  /stoʊn/ us  

stone adverb [not gradable] (COMPLETELY)

completely: By the time he was 80, he was stone deaf.
(Definition of stone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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