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American English: /stoʊn/
British English: /stəʊn/

Translation of stone in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (material) he has a heart of stone
    tiene el corazón de piedra
    Example sentences
    • 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 countable (small piece) to throw stones at somebody
    tirarle piedras a alguien
    (only or no more than) a stone's throw away
    a un paso
    a tiro de piedra [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 [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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 countable (block) (Building)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4 countable (of grave)
  • 3 countable
    plural stone or stones
    (in UK)
    (unidad de peso equivalente a 14 libras o 6,35kg)

transitive verb

  • 1 (throw stones at)
    she was stoned to death
    murió lapidada or apedreada
    stone me or the crows! (British) [colloquial]
    ¡caray! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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 (British)
    quitarle el hueso a
    quitarle el cuesco a
    quitarle el carozo a (Southern Cone)
    quitarle la pepa a (Colombia)
    descarozar (Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • 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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