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Translation of "stone" - English-German dictionary

stone

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 steinig stony soil a stony path/beach It’s very stony around here. (of a person’s expression etc) like stone in coldness, hardness etc steinern He gave me a stony stare. stonily adverb steinern 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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