Translation of "stone" - English-German dictionary


noun /stəun/

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

der Stein, Stein-…
a stone house
stone walls
In early times, men made tools out of stone.

a piece of this, of any shape or size

der Stein
He threw a stone at the dog.

a piece of this shaped for a special purpose

der Stein

a gem or jewel

der Edelstein
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

der Kern
a cherry-stone.

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

britische Gewichtseinheit
She weighs 9.5 stone.

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

der Stein
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

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

completely cold, dead, or deaf

eiskalt, mausetot, stocktaub
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

das Steingut
a stoneware jug.
stonework noun

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

die Steinarbeit
the crumbling stonework.
leave no stone unturned

to try every possible means

nichts unversucht lassen
The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the child.
a stone’s throw

a very short distance

ein Steinwurf, ein Katzensprung
They live only a stone’s throw away from here.

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