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[stohn] /stoʊn/
Edward Durell
[doo-rel,, dyoo-] /dʊˈrɛl,, dyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
1902–78, U.S. architect.
Harlan Fiske
[hahr-luh n] /ˈhɑr lən/ (Show IPA),
1872–1946, U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
Irving, 1903–1989, U.S. author.
I(sidor) F(einstein) [fahyn-stahyn] /ˈfaɪn staɪn/ (Show IPA), ("Izzy") 1907–1989, U.S. political journalist.
Lucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist (wife of Henry Brown Blackwell). Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for izzy
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  • "They will not want you next door with izzy today," she told Emmy Lou.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
  • He was suddenly in no mood to quibble with izzy's personal code.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Same as they do at the seashore, izzy, and you know that isnt particularly exciting, Cleo reminded her visitor.

  • For a moment, Gordon wondered what izzy had done to earn that beat, but he could guess.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • She thought of her own two special charges—izzy and izzy—deprived now of their customary guardianship and no doubt pining for it.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • He joined izzy in the locker room, summing up the situation.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • He smiles on Emmy Lou when she goes to his knee to speak to him, but he draws izzy to him and kisses him.

    Emmy Lou's Road to Grace George Madden Martin
  • "Okay, it's your death certificate," he said, and turned back toward izzy.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • Corey broke into a run again, driving straight into them and through, with Gordon and izzy on his heels.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for izzy


the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made related adjective lithic
a small lump of rock; pebble
(jewellery) short for gemstone
  1. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
  2. (in combination): gravestone, millstone
  1. something that resembles a stone
  2. (in combination): hailstone
the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
(Brit) (pl) stone. a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
Also called granite. the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
(pathol) a nontechnical name for calculus
(printing) a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
(rare) (in certain games) a piece or man
  1. any of various dull grey colours
  2. (as adjective): stone paint
(modifier) relating to or made of stone: a stone house
(modifier) made of stoneware: a stone jar
cast a stone at, cast aspersions upon
heart of stone, an obdurate or unemotional nature
leave no stone unturned, to do everything possible to achieve an end
(in combination) completely: stone-cold, stone-dead
verb (transitive)
to throw stones at, esp to kill
to remove the stones from
to furnish or provide with stones
(Brit & Austral, slang) stone the crows, an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
Derived Forms
stonable, stoneable, adjective
stoneless, adjective
stonelessness, noun
stonelike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble


Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), and World Trade Center (2006)
Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)
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Word Origin and History for izzy



Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").

Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.


c.1200, "to pelt with stones," from stone (n.). Related: Stoned; stoning.


intensifying adjective, 1935, first recorded in black slang, probably from earlier use in phrases like stone blind (late 14c., literally "blind as a stone"), stone deaf, etc., from stone (n.). Stone cold sober dates from 1937.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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izzy in Medicine

stone (stōn)
See calculus.

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izzy in Science
  1. Rock, especially when used in construction.

  2. The hard, woody inner layer (the endocarp) of a drupe such as a cherry or peach. Not in scientific use.

  3. See calculus.

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Slang definitions & phrases for izzy

stomach Steinway

noun phrase

A piano accordion (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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izzy in the Bible

Stones were commonly used for buildings, also as memorials of important events (Gen. 28:18; Josh. 24:26, 27; 1 Sam. 7:12, etc.). They were gathered out of cultivated fields (Isa. 5:2; comp. 2 Kings 3:19). This word is also used figuratively of believers (1 Pet. 2:4, 5), and of the Messiah (Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16; Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11, etc.). In Dan. 2:45 it refers also to the Messiah. He is there described as "cut out of the mountain." (See ROCK.) A "heart of stone" denotes great insensibility (1 Sam. 25:37). Stones were set up to commemorate remarkable events, as by Jacob at Bethel (Gen. 28:18), at Padan-aram (35:4), and on the occasion of parting with Laban (31:45-47); by Joshua at the place on the banks of the Jordan where the people first "lodged" after crossing the river (Josh. 6:8), and also in "the midst of Jordan," where he erected another set of twelve stones (4:1-9); and by Samuel at "Ebenezer" (1 Sam. 7:12).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with izzy
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