1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.

2. Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific. "The stony dart of senseless cold." (Spenser)

3. Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze. Stony coral.

<zoology> Same as Stone coral, under Stone.

Origin: AS. Stanig. See Stone.

(01 Mar 1998)

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