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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

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    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. a.
      a piece of rock that has been cut into a shape for a particular purpose

      a paving stone

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    2. 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
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  4. 4
    plural stones 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

    I've lost nearly two stone.

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