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stone

noun uk   /stəʊn/ us    /stoʊn/

stone noun (ROCK)

B1 [C or U] the hard, solid substance found in the ground that is often used for building, or a piece of this: a stone wall/floor a flight of stone steps a primitive stone axe They cut enormous blocks of stone out of the hillside. Some demonstrators were arrested for throwing stones at the police. [C] a piece of hard material that can form in some organs in the body and cause severe pain: kidney/gall stones
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stone noun (WEIGHT)

[C] ( plural stone or stones) UK ( written abbreviation st) a unit of weight equal to 14 pounds or 6.35 kilograms, used especially when talking about a person's weight: I weigh ten and a half stone. She has put on/lost a stone (= is a stone heavier/lighter).
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stone noun (JEWEL)

B1 [C] a small piece of a hard, valuable substance, such as a diamond, that is found in the ground and used in jewellery: a precious/semi-precious stone The large central diamond is surrounded by eight smaller stones.

stone noun (SEED)

C2 [C] ( plural stones) mainly UK ( US usually pit) a large, hard seed inside some types of fruit: Peaches, plums, and olives all contain stones.
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stone

verb [T] uk   /stəʊn/ us    /stoʊn/

stone verb [T] (THROW ROCKS)

to throw stones at something or someone: Rioters set up barricades and stoned police cars.stone sb to death to kill someone as a punishment by throwing stones at them

stone verb [T] (REMOVE SEED)

( US usually pit) to remove the stone from a fruit: Could you stone the cherries for me?
(Definition of stone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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