stone Definition

  • 1a hard, solid mineral material that is usually found in the ground and often used for building
  • 2a small piece of rock found on the ground
  • 3the seed of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums

Using stone: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stone" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The castle was built of stone.

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    He threw a stone at the window.

  • Example

    She ate a peach and spat out the stone.

  • Example

    The ring was set with a precious stone.

  • Example

    The beach was covered in smooth stones.

stone Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with stone

  • to do everything possible to find something or to solve a problem


    We left no stone unturned in our search for the missing hiker.

  • to be quick to criticize someone else when you are not perfect yourself


    Before you cast the first stone, remember that nobody is perfect.

  • something that is fixed and cannot be changed


    The schedule is not written in stone, so we can still make changes if necessary.


Summary: stone in Brief

The term 'stone' [stoʊn] refers to a hard, solid mineral material used for building, small pieces of rock found on the ground, and the seeds of certain fruits. It extends into phrases like 'leave no stone unturned,' meaning to do everything possible to find something, and idioms like 'cast the first stone,' implying criticism without self-reflection.

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