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Definition of STONING

2 definitions found:

Stone \Stone\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stoning}.] [From {Stone}, n.: cf. AS. st?nan, Goth. stainjan.]
     1. To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.
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              And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. --Acts vii.
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     2. To make like stone; to harden.
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              O perjured woman! thou dost stone my heart. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins. [1913 Webster]

     4. To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar. [1913 Webster]

     5. To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "stoning":
     bane, beheading, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, burning, capital punishment, crucifixion, dealing death, decapitation, decollation, defenestration, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, electrocution, euthanasia, execution, extermination, flow of blood, fusillade, garrote, gassing, gore, hanging, hemlock, immolation, judicial murder, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, necktie party, poisoning, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, slaughter, slaying, strangling, strangulation, taking of life, the ax, the block, the chair, the gallows, the gas chamber, the guillotine, the hot seat, the rope

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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