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Translation of "stone" - English-Spanish dictionary

stone

noun /stəun/
(also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed piedra 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 piedra He threw a stone at the dog.
a piece of this shaped for a special purpose piedra a tombstone paving-stones a grindstone.
a gem or jewel piedra 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 hueso 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 cálculo, piedra a kidney stone
stony adjective ( comparative stonier, superlative stoniest)
full of, or covered with, stones pedregoso stony soil a stony path/beach It’s very stony around here.
(of a person’s expression etc ) like stone in coldness, hardness etc frío, glacial He gave me a stony stare.
stonily adverb
fríamente
stoniness noun
frialdad
stone-cold adjective ( stone-dead, stone-deaf)
completely cold, dead, or deaf completamente frío/tieso/sordo 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 gres a stoneware jug.
stonework noun
construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building cantería the crumbling stonework.
leave no stone unturned
to try every possible means no dejar piedra por mover The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the missing child.
a stone’s throw noun
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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