What is the difference between stonechat and stone?

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Stonechat is a derived term of stone.


As nouns the difference between stonechat and stone

is that stonechat is any of various small old world passerine birds of the genus saxicola that feed on insects while stone is (uncountable) a hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.

As a verb stone is

to pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.

As a adjective stone is

constructed of stone.

As a adverb stone is

as a stone (used with following adjective).

stonechat

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any of various small Old World passerine birds of the genus Saxicola that feed on insects.
  • stone

    English

    (wikipedia stone)

    Noun

    (see usage notes)
  • (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks.
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  • A small piece of stone, a pebble.
  • A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
  • * Shakespeare
  • inestimable stones , unvalued jewels
  • A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc. 1 stone ? 6.3503 kilograms
  • * Stone Mac Donald is ready, are you
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  • (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
  • (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
  • (board games) A playing piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
  • A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  • (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which is bowled down the ice.
  • A monument to the dead; a gravestone.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Should some relenting eye / Glance on the stone where our cold relics lie.
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  • (obsolete) A mirror, or its glass.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Lend me a looking-glass; / If that her breath will mist or stain the stone , / Why, then she lives.
  • (obsolete) A testicle.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (dated, printing) A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc. before printing; also called imposing stone.
  • Usage notes

    All countable senses use the plural stones'' except the British unit of mass, which uses the invariant plural ''stone .

    Synonyms

    * (substance) rock * (small piece of stone) pebble * (hard stone-like deposit) calculus * (curling piece) rock

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun) * birthstone * brownstone * cast the first stone * cobblestone * cornerstone * foundation stone * gemstone * gravestone * hailstone * headstone * keystone * limestone * lodestone * markstone * milestone * moonstone * oilstone * sandstone * sink like a stone * Smithfield stone * soapstone * stepping stone * stone frigate * stone wall * touchstone * turn to stone * whetstone

    Verb

    (ston)
  • To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
  • She got stoned to death after they found her.
  • To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
  • To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
  • (slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
  • Synonyms

    * (pelt with stones) lapidate

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Constructed of stone.
  • stone walls
  • Having the appearance of stone.
  • stone pot
  • Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  • (AAVE) (Used as an intensifier).
  • She is one stone fox.
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  • Adverb

    (-)
  • As a stone (used with following adjective).
  • My father is stone''' deaf. This soup is '''stone cold.
  • (slang) Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
  • I went stone crazy after she left.

    Derived terms

    * stone cold * stone dead * stone deaf

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from "stone") * Bath stone * birthstone * Black Stone * Blarney Stone * bluestone * bondstone * cast the first stone * china stone * cinnamon stone * cobblestone * cornerstone * curling stone * dolostone * dripstone * dry-stone * eolith * fieldstone * flagstone * footstone * foundation stone * freestone * gallstone * gravestone * grindstone * hard as stone * headstone * heathstone * keystone * kidney stone * kill two birds with one stone * leave no stone unturned * lodestone * milestone * oilstone * paving stone * Philosopher's Stone, Philosophers' Stone * pipestone * pizza stone * precious stone * pudding stone * rhinestone * rolling stone * Rosetta Stone * soapstone * standing stone * stepping stone * Stone Age * stone bass * stone boat * stone butch * stone cold * stone crab * stone curlew * stone dead * stone deaf * stone femme * stone fruit * stone hands * stone lily * stone marten * stone mint * stone parsley * stone pine * stone pit * stone shoot * stone the crows * stone-blind * stonebreaker * stone-broke * stonecast * stonechat * stone-cold * stonecrop * stonecutter * stoned * stone-dead * stone-deaf * stone-faced * stonefish * stonefly * stoneground * stone-ground * stonehearted * Stonehenge * stoneless * stonemason * stoner * stoneroller * stone's throw * stonewall * stonewall * stonewaller * stoneware * stonewashed * stonework * stonewort * stoneyard * throw stones * touchstone * whetstone * whinstone

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