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  • Paving stone (flooring) — An interlocking concrete paver is a multi shaped, multi colored piece of concrete commonly used in exterior hardscaping applications. Developed in Europe and introduced into the United States in the early 1970 s, Interlocking Concrete Paving… …   Wikipedia

  • stone — stonable, stoneable, adj. stoneless, adj. stonelessness, n. stonelike, adj. stoner, n. /stohn/, n., pl. stones for 1 5, 7 19, stone for 6, adj., adv., v., stoned, stoning. n …   Universalium

  • stone — 1 noun 1 ON THE GROUND (C) a small piece of rock of any shape, found on the ground: Round, flat stones are the best for skimming across water. 2 ROCK (U) a hard mineral substance or rock: honey colored stone | stone statues 3 JEWELLERY (C) a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stone — I UK [stəʊn] / US [stoʊn] noun Word forms stone : singular stone plural stones *** 1) a) [uncountable] the hard substance that rocks are made of, often used for building grey stone b) [only before noun] made of stone a stone wall 2) [countable] a …   English dictionary

  • stone — stone1 [ stoun ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the hard substance that rocks are made of, often used for building: gray stone a ) only before noun made of stone: a stone wall b ) count a small piece of rock: Children threw stones at him. c ) count a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stone — [stōn] n. [ME < OE stan, akin to Du steen, Ger stein < IE base * stāi , to become thick, compress, stiffen > L stiria, a drop (< stilla), Gr stear, tallow] 1. the hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is composed 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • stone — [[t]stoʊn[/t]] n. pl. stones, stone 1) the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist 2) a rock or particular piece or kind of rock 3) a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular… …   From formal English to slang

  • stone — /stoʊn / (say stohn) noun 1. the hard substance of which rocks consist. 2. a particular kind of rock. 3. Mining opal bearing material. 4. a piece of rock of definite size, shape, etc., for a particular purpose. 5. a piece of rock of small or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stone — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard solid substance ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy ▪ hard ▪ rough, smooth ▪ weathered ▪ carve …   Collocations dictionary

  • stone — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stān; akin to Old High German stein stone, Old Church Slavic stěna wall, and perhaps to Sanskrit styāyate it hardens more at steato Date: before 12th century 1. a concretion of earthy or mineral …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dimension stone — Large blocks of granite dimension stone being loaded at Teignmouth in 1827. Dimension stone is natural stone or rock that has been selected and fabricated (i.e., trimmed, cut, drilled, ground, or other) to specific sizes or shapes. Color, texture …   Wikipedia

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