A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.
14 lbs. (primarily used for people's weight)
a traditional British unit of weight, rarely used in the U.S. Originally the stone varied in size, both from place to place and according to the nature of the item being weighed. A stone of sugar was traditionally 8 pounds, while a stone of wool could be as much as 24 pounds. Eventually the stone was standardized at 14 pounds avoirdupois or approximately 6.350 29 kilograms -- a convenient size because it makes the stone equal to exactly 1/2 quarter or 1/8 hundredweight. Today the stone is used mostly for stating the weight of persons or animals. No -s is added for the plural.
United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.
woody endocarp ( q.v.) of a drupe ( q.v.)
a hard woody structure enclosing the seed of a drupe.
Small piece of rock; may or may not refer to ornamental material.
Sometimes synonymous with rock, but more properly applied to individual blocks, masses, or fragments taken from their original formation or considered for commercial use.
Rock fragments larger than 25.4 cm (10 inches) but less than 60.4 cm (24 inches).
Quarried or artificially broken rock for use in construction.
Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.
A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.
mineral deposit that forms in the kidney or ureter over time.
a hard mass formed from crystals which grow in size and stick tightly to the inner surfaces of the kidney
The glass of a mirror; a mirror.
a mirror which works poorly
Small impurities in glass, such as a particle of furnace material.
A general term used to indicate an inclusion that is a different composition from the surrounding glass. Typical stones come from furnace ceramics and under melted chemicals used in glass making.
Bavarian limestone is used in the medium of lithography. This is the element that the artist draws on to create the print image.
a sculpture because an artist used a chisel to shape it
a sculpture because a sculptor made it into one
In lithography, formerly used as the plate material. In letterpress, the bed on which metal type is levelled and locked up.
A precious stone; a gem.
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Coloured stone, a precious gemstone, except diamond; Ornamental stone, a stone used for making ornamental objects. It may also be used for fancy coloured jewellery; Precious stone (there are only four): diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire. All the others are semi-precious stones; Rough stone, a stone in its natural state before cutting: semi -precious stone, any natural gemstone, apart from the four precious stone: Synthetic stone, man-made stones having the same physical properties as the natural stone. They can be distinguished by the types of inclusions they contain.
Term used for any gemstone.
Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.
To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
A stone is used for sharpening knives, it is a rectangular block of hard stone or similar. A stone is harder than knife-steel so that it can grind a knife into the desired shape.