: being under the influence of a drug (such as marijuana) taken especially for pleasure : high

Examples of stoned in a Sentence

He was stoned on pot. They got stoned at the party.
Recent Examples on the Web This version of herself is preserved in amber on Best Coast’s stoned and sunny 2010 debut, Crazy for You. Quinn Moreland, ELLE, 28 July 2023 Even without knowing the backstory, the many contradictions and half-baked arguments suggest this book grew out of a stoned idea. Kathleen Breitman, Fortune Crypto, 20 July 2023 Even its nearby excursions are sights to behold, such as the stoned streets of Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village with major fairy tale energy.—Erica Gonzales, Senior Culture Editor Best time to get your shot: Sunrise, when there are less tourists. Claire Stern, ELLE, 28 June 2023 In a First Look photo released Friday for their new Paramount+ show Special Ops: Lioness, the actresses are huddled together and apparently casing their surroundings, which include neutral stoned walls and columns — and perhaps something (or someone) off in the distance? Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 With their accompanying sound of gurgling water, bongs were made part of the culture through the stoned antics of comedians Cheech and Chong in the 1970s and are still the smoking vehicle of choice at the 4-20 celebrations in Golden Gate Park and elsewhere. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 And Taylor is hilarious as a very stoned listener to Harvey’s self-justifications. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2023 Young Thug’s mumbling rap style, in a child-like tone, sounds like a stoned kid rapping about something as banal as picking up sneakers at a mall, instead of discharging a firearm at someone’s mother. Bill Hochberg, Forbes, 23 Jan. 2023 Sometimes Adebimpe sounds like a stoned drill sergeant, and at other times like a kid on the brink of adolescence. Hilton Als, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stoned was in 1952

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“Stoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoned. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


: being drunk or under the influence of a drug (as marijuana) taken especially for pleasure : high

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