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1stone/ˈstoʊn/noun
pluralstones
1stone
/ˈstoʊn/
noun
pluralstones
Learner's definition of STONE  
[noncount]  : a hard substance that comes from the ground and is used for building, carving, etc. — often used before another noun
[count] 
: a small piece of rock
   b  : a piece of rock used for a particular purpose
— see also headstone
[count]  : a jewel
[count]  : a small, hard object that sometimes forms in a part of the body (such as the kidney)
— see also gallstone, kidney stone
[count]chiefly British  : a large, hard seed found in the center of some fruits (such as plums and peaches) : pit
[count]British 
pluralstone
: a British unit of weight equal to 14 pounds (6.35 kilograms) — abbreviation st

a stone's throw

: a short distance

carved/etched/set/written in stone

: permanent or not able to be changed

kill two birds with one stone

— see 1kill

leave no stone unturned

: to make every possible effort to find someone or something

sink like a stone

— see 1sink
2stone/ˈstoʊn/verb
stonesstonedstoning
2stone
/ˈstoʊn/
verb
stonesstonedstoning
Learner's definition of STONE  
[+ object]
: to throw stones at (someone or something)
: to kill (someone) by throwing stones
British  : to remove the hard, large seed of (a fruit) : pit

stone the crows

British, informal + somewhat old-fashioned
— used to express surprise
3stone/ˈstoʊn/adverb
3stone
/ˈstoʊn/
adverb
Learner's definition of STONE  
: totally or completely — sometimes used in combination
— see also stone-cold
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