Definition for STONE

STONE, v.t. [Sax. stænan.]

  1. To pelt, beat or kill with stones. And they stoned Stephen calling on God and saying, Lord Jesus receive my spirit. – Acts vii.
  2. To harden. O perjur'd woman, thou dost stone my heart. [Little used.] – Shak.
  3. To free from stones; as, to stone raisins.
  4. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.

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