stone translation English to German: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "stone" - English-German dictionary


noun /stəun/
(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed
der Stein, Stein-…
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
der Stein
He threw a stone at the dog.
a piece of this shaped for a special purpose
der Stein
a tombstone paving-stones a grindstone.
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.
(Definition of stone from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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