To Stone. v.a. [from the noun.]
- To pelt or beat or kill with stones.
These people be almost ready to stone me. Ex. xvii. 4.
Crucifixion was a punishment unknown to the Jewish laws, among whom the stoning to death was the punishment for blasphemy. Stephens's Sermons.
- To harden.
Oh perjur'd woman! thou do'st stone my heart;
And mak'st me call what I intend to do,
A murder, which I thought a sacrifice. Shakesp. Othello.