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noun     stone pronunciation in American English
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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.
  4. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a small hard object that sometimes forms in a part of your body such as your kidneys or bladder and can cause serious pain

    I need to go to the doctor to get my kidney stones removed.

    Submitted by Caleb Judy from United States on 27/01/2016
  5. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a stone's throw a very short distance

    The church is a stone's throw from Lennon's childhood home on Menlove Avenue. He sang in the choir and frequently played in the graveyard, which he referred to with characteristic irreverence as the 'bone orchard'.

    Submitted by Luiz Leitão da Cunha from Brazil on 26/02/2016
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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