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noun stone pronunciation in British English /stəʊn/
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singularstone
pluralstones
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the hard substance that rocks are made of, often used for building
    grey stone
    1. a.
      [only before noun] made of stone
      a stone wall
  2. 2
    [countable] a small piece of rock
    Children threw stones at him.
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    1. b.
      a jewel
      a diamond ring with five stones
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  3. 3
    [countable] British a large hard seed inside a piece of fruit
  4. 4
    singular
    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 someones weight
    I’ve lost nearly two stone.

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