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noun stone pronunciation in American English /stoʊn/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the hard substance that rocks are made of, often used for building

    gray stone

    1. a.
      [only before noun] made of stone

      a stone wall

  2. 2
    [countable] a small piece of rock
    1. a.
      a piece of rock that has been cut into a shape for a particular purpose

      a paving stone

    2. b.
  3. 4
    pluralstones or stone
    [countable] British a unit for measuring weight containing 14 pounds, equal to 6.35 kilograms. This is used especially when talking about someone’s weight.

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