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STONE, n. Gr.

1. A concretion of some species of earth, as lime, silex, clay and the like, usually in combination with some species of air or gas, with sulphur or with a metallic substance a hard compact body, of any form and size. In popular language, very large masses of concretions are called rocks and very small concretions are universally called gravel or sand, or grains of sand. Stones are of various degrees of hardness and weight they are brittle and fusible, but not malleable, ductile, or soluble in water. Stones are of great and extensive use int he construction of buildings of all kinds, for walls, fences, piers, abutments, arches, monuments, sculpture and the like. When we speak of the substance generally, we use stone in the singular as a house or wall of stone. But when we speak of particular separate masses, we say, a stone, or the stones.
2. A gem a precious stone.

Inestimable stones, unvalud jewels.

3. Any thing made of stone a mirror.
4. A calculous concretion in the kidneys or bladder the disease arising from a calculus.
5. A testicle.
6. The nut of a drupe or stone fruit or the hard covering inclosing the kernel, and itself inclosed by the pulpy pericarp.
7. In Great Britain, the weight of fourteen pounds. 8,12,14, or 16. Not used in the United States, except in reference to the riders of horses in races.
8. A monument erected to preserve the memory of the dead.

Should some relentless eye glance on the stone where our cold relics lie--

9. It is used to express torpidness and insensibility as a heart of stone.

I have not yet forgot myself to stone.

10. Stone is prefixed to some words to qualify their signification. Thus stone-dead, is perfectly dead, as lifeless as a stone stone-still, still as a stone, perfectly still stone-blind, blind as a stone, perfectly blind.

To leave no stone unturned, a proverbial expression which signifies to do every thing that can be done to use all practicable means to effect an object.

Meteoric stones, stones which fall from the atmosphere, as after the displosion of a meteor.

Philosophers stone, a pretended substance that was formerly supposed to have the property of turning any other substance into gold.

STONE, a. Made of stone, or like stone as a stone jug.


1. To pelt, beat or kill with stones.

And they stoned Stephen calling on God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Acts 7 .

2. To harden.

O perjurd woman, thou dost stone my heart. Little used.

3. To free from stones as, to stone raisins.
4. To wall or face with stones to line or fortify with stones as, to stone a well to stone a cellar.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Stone'. King James Dictionary.

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