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stone

noun /stəun/
(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed
piedra
limestone sandstone a stone house stone walls In early times, men made tools out of stone.
a piece of this, of any shape or size
piedra
He threw a stone at the dog.
a piece of this shaped for a special purpose
piedra
a tombstone paving-stones a grindstone.
a gem or jewel
piedra
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
hueso
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
pedregoso
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
fríamente
stoniness noun
frialdad
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
gres
a stoneware jug.
stonework noun construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building
cantería
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.
(Definition of stone from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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