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Spanish translation of “stone”


noun /stəun/
(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed 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 He threw a stone at the dog. a piece of this shaped for a special purpose a tombstone paving-stones a grindstone. 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 a kidney stone stony adjective 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 He gave me a stony stare. stonily adverb
stoniness noun stone-cold adjective ( stone-dead, stone-deaf) completely cold, dead, or deaf 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 The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the child. a stone’s throw 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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