Translation of "stone" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /stəʊn/ us /stoʊn/

B1 [ no plural ] a hard, natural substance that is found in the ground

a stone wall

B1 a small rock or piece of rock


B1 a hard, valuable substance that is often used in jewellery

piedra preciosa
precious stones

plural stone UK a unit for measuring weight, equal to 6.35 kilograms or 14 pounds

unidad de peso equivalente a 6.35 kg

UK US pit a large, hard seed that grows inside some types of fruit and vegetables

a cherry stone

(Translation of “stone” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /stəun/

(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed

a stone house
stone walls
In early times, men made tools out of stone.

a piece of this, of any shape or size

He threw a stone at the dog.

a piece of this shaped for a special purpose


a gem or jewel

She lost the stone out of her ring
diamonds, rubies and other stones.

the hard shell containing the nut or seed in some fruits eg peaches and cherries

a cherry-stone.

a measure of weight still used in Britain, equal to 6.35 kilogrammes

unidad de peso que equivale a 6,348 kg
She weighs 9.5 stone.

a piece of hard material that forms in the kidney, bladder etc and causes pain

cálculo, piedra
a kidney stone
stony adjective (comparative stonier, superlative stoniest)

full of, or covered with, stones

stony soil
a stony path/beach
It’s very stony around here.

(of a person’s expression etc ) like stone in coldness, hardness etc

frío, glacial
He gave me a stony stare.
stonily adverb

stoniness noun

stone-cold adjective ( stone-dead, stone-deaf)

completely cold, dead, or deaf

completamente frío/tieso/sordo
He’s almost stone-deaf
Your soup is stone-cold. He was stone-dead.
stoneware noun, adjective

(of) a hard type of pottery made of clay containing pieces of stone

a stoneware jug.
stonework noun

construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building

the crumbling stonework.
leave no stone unturned

to try every possible means

no dejar piedra por mover
The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the missing child.
a stone’s throw noun

a very short distance

a tiro de piedra
They live only a stone’s throw away from here.

(Translation of “stone” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)