There are 2 translations of stone in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /stəʊn/


  • 1 1.1 u (material) piedra (f) he has a heart of stone tiene el corazón de piedra
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    • Once again it started with the expensive building of tall, solid stone buildings, engines, pumps, boilers and a chimney.
    • Because cement is such a dense, hard material it puts stone under pressure, cracks it and allows water to seep into the interior.
    • Nearby were high-status buildings made of stone with plastered walls and more humble structures on the outskirts of the city.
    1.2 c (small piece) piedra (f) to throw stones at sb tirarle piedras a algn (only o no more than) a stone's throw away a un paso, a tiro de piedra [familiar/colloquial] to leave no stone unturned no dejar piedra sin mover to sink like a stone hundirse como una piedra or como el plomo a rolling stone gathers no moss piedra movediza no coge musgo or piedra movediza, nunca moho la cobija she's a rolling stone es un culo de mal asiento [familiar/colloquial]
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    • First he put a bunch of stones in a big fire, then he put the stones in a pit dug in the ground, put stones over the top, and covered it with moss, sticks and sand.
    • There were little white stones laid on the ground where we had plants growing and we had no idea about who was doing it.
    • The real world - the mud on the ground, the stones, the sprouting grass - are not captured by the street name.
    1.3 c (block) [Const] piedra (f) 1.4 c (of grave) lápida (f)
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    • The Korean Irish Memorial Committee are determined to set up a memorial stone to commemorate the 28 Irishmen that were killed in Korea.
    • Then there's a film show on Southsea Common, a display of historic military vehicles, a commemorative website and a ceremony at the D-Day stone.
    • A tree planting ceremony followed, before a commemorative stone was laid in memory of the deceased.
  • 2 c 2.1 (gem) piedra (f) 2.2 (in kidney) cálculo (m), piedra (f)
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    • Ultrasonography showed multiple stones in the left kidney.
    • The risk of kidney and urinary stones was higher both before and after surgery in those undergoing surgery
    • In one case plain radiography misdiagnosed a stone not seen on intravenous urography.
    2.3 (of fruit) hueso (m), cuesco (m), carozo (m) (CS) , pepa (f) (Col)
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    • The ‘ricin factory’ consisted of castor oil, cherry stones and apple seeds, and some handwritten recipes for ricin.
    • He said he had asked him to help collect apple seeds and cherry stones - the raw ingredients for cyanide - and told him it was for use in making herbal medicine.
    • He collected cherry stones and apple seeds - the raw ingredients for cyanide - and had more than 20 castor beans which can be used to make ricin.
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    • Glue a turquoise stone or cabochon on the middle of the threads.
    • The dark red stones twinkle invitingly from many shop windows.
    • Some material contains so much chromium in its structure that the stones are dark red.
  • 3 c
    (pl stone or , stones)
    (in (UK) )unidad de peso equivalente a 14 libras o 6,35kg

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  • 1 (throw stones at) [person] apedrear, lapidar she was stoned to death murió lapidada or apedreada stone me o the crows! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡caray! [familiar/colloquial]
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    • The crowd stoned policemen and beat a bus driver in Plovdiv late Monday, after the power was cut off.
    • A Bradford rioter claimed he tried to stop youths wrecking cars only minutes after being filmed throwing stones himself.
    • At an early court appearance, angry crowds stoned the police van escorting her.
  • 2 (BrE) [fruit] quitarle el hueso or el cuesco or (CS) el carozo or (Col) la pepa a, deshuesar, descarozar* (CS)
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    • Add grilled cherry tomatoes, stoned black olives, cavello nero and some fresh basil leaves.
    • Add a handful of black olives, stoned and roughly chopped, and a splash of white wine.
    • Rinse and stone the plums, removing any stalks as you go.

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