"Stone" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shí tou stone / CL:塊|块[kuai4]
 shí kuài stone / rock
 jié shí calculus / stone
 shí rock / stone / stone inscription / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
 yīng dàn stone (British unit of mass equal to 14 pounds (about 6.3 kilograms))
 bǎo shí precious stone / gem / CL:枚[mei2],顆|颗[ke1]
 jiē tī flight of steps / (fig.) a means of advancement / stepping stone
 Gǔn shí Rock Records, Taiwanese record label / the Rolling Stones, British rock band / Rolling Stone (magazine)
 yù shí precious stones / jade and stone
 suì shí crushed or broken rock, stone etc
 shí kè stone inscription / carved stone
 Shí qì Shí dài Stone Age
 jīn shí metal and stone / fig. hard objects / inscription on metal or bronze
 shí bēi stele / stone tablet (for inscription) / CL:方[fang1]
 shí qì stone tool / stone implement
 shí diāo stone carving / carved sculpture
 Shí lín Stone Forest, notable set of limestone formations in Yunnan
 shí jiē stone step
 shí xiàng stone statue
 yī jǔ liǎng dé one move, two gains (idiom) / two birds with one stone
 shā shí sandstone / sand and stone / aggregate
 tóu shí curling stone
 Shí tou Jì The Story of the Stone, another name for A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦[Hong2 lou2 Meng4]
 dú zhàn áo tóu to come first in triennial palace examinations (idiom, refers to the carved stone turtle head in front of the imperial palace, next to which the most successful candidate in the imperial examinations was entitled to stand) / to be the champion / to be the very best in any field
 bēi kè inscription on stone tablet
 shí chén dà hǎi lit. to throw a stone and see it sink without trace in the sea (idiom) / fig. to elicit no response
 yī jiàn shuāng diāo lit. one arrow, two golden eagles (idiom) / to kill two birds with one stone
 shèn jié shí kidney stone
 yù shí jù fén to burn both jade and common stone / to destroy indiscriminately (idiom)
 cǎi shí chǎng stone pit / quarry
 tiě shí iron and stone
 bā yīn music / (used in advertising instrumental tuition) / (archaic) musical instruments made of eight different materials (metal 金, stone 石, clay 土, leather 革, silk 絲|丝, wood 木, gourd 匏, bamboo 竹)
 tiān zhū dzi bead, a type of stone bead highly prized in Tibet for many centuries, reputed to hold supernatural power
 dān jīng jié lu:4 to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom) / to think sth through thoroughly / to rack one's brains / to leave no stone unturned
 shí qì stone steps
 luò shí falling stone
 xíng lu:3 traveler / wanderer / vagabond / rolling stone
 cháng shí stone beam / horizontal slab of stone / feldspar or felspar (geology)
 yàn tái ink stone / ink slab / CL:方[fang1]
 mù zhì inscribed stone tablet placed in the tomb / memorial inscription on such a tablet
 tóu shí wèn lù lit. to toss a stone to find out what's ahead (idiom) / fig. to test the waters
 bēi tiè a rubbing from a stone inscription
 jiè bēi boundary stone / table marking border
 bēi shí stele / vertical stone tablet for carved inscriptions
 diàn jiǎo shí stepping stone / fig. person used to advance one's career
 Zhào zhōu Qiáo Zhaozhou Bridge over Xiao River 洨河[Xiao2 He2] in Zhao county 趙縣|赵县[Zhao4 Xian4], Shijiazhuang, Hebei, dating back to the Sui dynasty 隋代[Sui2 dai4] (581-617) and the world's oldest extant stone arch bridge
 tà yìn stone rubbing (to copy an inscription)
穿 shuǐ dī shí chuān dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom) / constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
 bēi jié stone tablet (with inscription)
 měi shí precious stone / jewel
穿 dī shuǐ chuān shí dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom) / constant perseverance yields success / You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up. / Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.
 diàn jī shí a foundation stone / a cornerstone
 bēi míng inscription on stone tablet
 niǎn mó to mill / to grind / grinding stone
 wú zì bēi stone tablet without inscription / blank stele
 jù shí zhèn giant stone arrangement / Stonehenge
 yàn chí (concave) ink stone or ink slab
 bēi a monument / an upright stone tablet / stele / CL:塊|块[kuai4],面[mian4]
 lù laborious / small stone / to record / to tape / to write down / to hire / to employ
 yáo jade / precious stone / mother-of-pearl / nacre / precious / used a complementary honorific
 zhāng ancient stone ornament
 qí curio / valuable stone
 chēn precious stone / gem
 lì gravel / small stone
 kē jade-like stone
 niǎn stone roller / roller and millstone / to grind / to crush / to husk
 biān ancient stone acupuncture needle / to criticize / to pierce
 jié stone tablet
 tuó steelyard weight / stone roller / to polish jade with an emery wheel
 qìng chime stones, ancient percussion instrument made of stone or jade pieces hung in a row and struck as a xylophone
 fú name of a stone
 dú stone roller
 zhóu stone roller (for threshing grain, leveling ground etc) / Taiwan pr. [du2]
 gè (coll.) (of sth hard or rough) to press against some part of one's body causing discomfort (like a small stone in one's shoe) / to hurt / to chafe
 dàng stone with color veins
 gǔn to revolve / stone roller
 dèng cliff-ledge / stone step
 shí stone shrine
 mín alabaster, jade-like stone
 dūn stone block
 mín jade-like stone
 sǎng stone plinth
 cōng stone similar to jade
 jiāng a small stone
 qiú single-headed pick / stone chisel
 diàn stone wedge
 tiě shí xīn cháng to have a heart of stone / hard-hearted / unfeeling
 qiāo mén zhuān lit. a brick as a door knocker (idiom) / fig. a temporary expedient / to use sb as a stepping stone to fortune
 tā shān zhī shí kě yǐ gōng yù lit. the other mountain's stone can polish jade (idiom) / to improve oneself by accepting criticism from outside / to borrow talent from abroad to develop the nation effectively
 yǐ luǎn jī shí lit. to strike a stone with egg (idiom) / to attempt the impossible / to invite disaster by overreaching oneself
 qīng xiāng dǎo qiè to exhaust all one has / to leave no stone unturned / to try one's best
 mù rén shí xīn lit. body made of wood, heart made of stone (idiom) / fig. heartless
 dān jīng jí lu:4 to exhaust one's thoughts and ingenuity (idiom) / to think sth through thoroughly / to rack one's brains / to leave no stone unturned
穿 mó chuān tiě yàn to grind one's way through an ink stone / to persevere in a difficult task (idiom) / to study diligently (idiom)
 què (arch.) large stone / boulder / hard
 qīng tíng hàn shí zhù lit. the dragon-fly shakes the stone tower (idiom) / fig. to overestimate one's capabilities
 dǐng chēng yù shí lit. to use a sacred tripod as cooking pot and jade as ordinary stone (idiom) / fig. a waste of precious material / casting pearls before swine
 yī shí èr niǎo to kill two birds with one stone (idiom)
 hú (arch.) precious stone
 shí zhù stela / upright stone / obelisk
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