stone's throw

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of stone's throw

: a short distance
  • lives within a stone's throw of town

Examples of stone's throw in a Sentence

  1. the cottage is a stone's throw from the beach

Recent Examples of stone's throw from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stone's throw.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stone's throw

1581

stone's throw Synonyms



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stone's throw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!