- stoney (obsolete)
From Middle English stony, stoni, stani, from Old English stāniġ, stǣniġ (“stony, rocky”), from Proto-Germanic *stainagaz (“stony”), equivalent to stone + -y. Cognate with Scots stany (“stony”), West Frisian stienich (“stony”), Dutch stenig (“stony, metalled”), German steinig (“stony, rocky, gravelly”), Swedish stenig (“stony, rocky, pebbly”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈstəʊni/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈstoʊni/
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- Rhymes: -əʊni
- As hard as stone.
- Containing or made up of stones.
- (figuratively) Of a person, lacking warmth and emotion.
- (figuratively) Of an action such as a look, showing no warmth of emotion.
- (Britain and Australia, slang) Short for : without any money.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:impoverished
- Comprised or composed of stone or rock
- Made or built of stone or rock
- Covered in stones or pebbles
- Inhabiting a stony environment
- (figuratively) emotionless; stolid
- (medicine) hard, solid