Stone [stohn] Examples noun

  1. Edward Du·rell [doo-rel, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɛl, dyʊ-/, 1902–78, U.S. architect.
  2. Har·lan Fiske [hahr-luh n] /ˈhɑr lən/, 1872–1946, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
  3. Irving,1903–1989, U.S. author.
  4. I(sidor) F(ein·stein) [fahyn-stahyn] /ˈfaɪn staɪn/, Izzy, 1907–1989, U.S. political journalist.
  5. Lucy,1818–93, U.S. suffragist (wife of Henry Brown Blackwell).

Examples from the Web for izzy Contemporary Examples of izzy

  • His portrait of Izzy Yanay, a partner in the highly regarded Hudson Valley Foie Gras, is a howler.

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    Bob Spitz

    March 12, 2009

  • Historical Examples of izzy

  • He was suddenly in no mood to quibble with Izzy’s personal code.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • He joined Izzy in the locker room, summing up the situation.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • For a moment, Gordon wondered what Izzy had done to earn that beat, but he could guess.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • The others made no trouble as Izzy bound them with baling wire.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • The next day, he drafted Izzy and Gordon for a trip outside the dome.

    Police Your Planet

    Lester del Rey

  • British Dictionary definitions for izzy Stone noun

    1. Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), and World Trade Center (2006)
    2. Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)

    stone noun

    1. the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are madeRelated adjective: lithic
    2. a small lump of rock; pebble
    3. jewellery short for gemstone
      1. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
      2. (in combination)gravestone; millstone
      1. something that resembles a stone
      2. (in combination)hailstone
    4. the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
    5. any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
    6. plural stone British a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
    7. Also called: granite the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
    8. pathol a nontechnical name for calculus
    9. printing a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
    10. rare (in certain games) a piece or man
      1. any of various dull grey colours
      2. (as adjective)stone paint
    11. (modifier) relating to or made of stonea stone house
    12. (modifier) made of stonewarea stone jar
    13. cast a stone at cast aspersions upon
    14. heart of stone an obdurate or unemotional nature
    15. leave no stone unturned to do everything possible to achieve an end


    1. (in combination) completelystone-cold; stone-dead

    verb (tr)

    1. to throw stones at, esp to kill
    2. to remove the stones from
    3. to furnish or provide with stones
    4. stone the crows British and Australian slang an expression of surprise, dismay, etc

    Derived Formsstonable or stoneable, adjectivestoneless, adjectivestonelessness, nounstonelike, adjectiveWord Origin for stone Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble Word Origin and History for izzy stone n.

    Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- “stone,” also “to thicken, stiffen” (cf. Sanskrit styayate “curdles, becomes hard;” Avestan stay- “heap;” Greek stear “fat, tallow,” stia, stion “pebble;” Old Church Slavonic stena “wall”).

    Slang sense of “testicle” is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone’s throw for “a short distance” is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.

    stone v.

    c.1200, “to pelt with stones,” from stone (n.). Related: Stoned; stoning.

    stone adj.

    intensifying adjective, 1935, first recorded in black slang, probably from earlier use in phrases like stone blind (late 14c., literally “blind as a stone”), stone deaf, etc., from stone (n.). Stone cold sober dates from 1937.

    izzy in Medicine stone [stōn] n.

    1. calculus

    izzy in Science stone [stōn]

    1. Rock, especially when used in construction.
    2. The hard, woody inner layer (the endocarp) of a drupe such as a cherry or peach. Not in scientific use.
    3. See calculus.

    Idioms and Phrases with izzy stone

    In addition to the idioms beginning with stone

  • stone cold
  • stone deaf
  • also see:

  • cast in stone
  • cast the first stone
  • flat (stone) broke
  • heart of stone
  • leave no stone unturned
  • rolling stone gathers no moss
  • run into a stone wall
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