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stone

Pronunciation: /stəʊn/

Translation of stone in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (material) piedra (feminine) 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/numerable (small piece) piedra (feminine) 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 [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar]
    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/numerable (block) [Constr] piedra (feminine) 1.4 countable/numerable (of grave) lápida (feminine)
    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.
  • 3 countable/numerable
    (plural stone or , stones)
    (in UK)[ unidad de peso equivalente a 14 libras o 6,35kg ]

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (throw stones at) [person] apedrear, lapidar she was stoned to death murió lapidada or apedreada stone me o the crows! (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ¡caray! [colloquial/familiar]

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