Synonyms of stone


1. rock, stone, natural object

usage: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"

2. stone, building material

usage: building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

3. rock, stone, material, stuff

usage: material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

4. gem, gemstone, stone, crystal

usage: a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

5. stone, avoirdupois unit

usage: an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds; "a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

6. stone, pit, endocarp, pericarp, seed vessel

usage: the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"

7. Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone

usage: United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)

8. Stone, Oliver Stone

usage: United States filmmaker (born in 1946)

9. Stone, Lucy Stone

usage: United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)

10. Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone

usage: United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)

11. Stone, Harlan Fiske Stone

usage: United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)

12. Stone, Edward Durell Stone

usage: United States architect (1902-1978)

13. stone, coldness, coolness, frigidity, frigidness, iciness, chilliness

usage: a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"


1. stone, lapidate, kill

usage: kill by throwing stones at; "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"

2. pit, stone, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"


1. stone, chromatic (vs. achromatic)

usage: of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

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