stonework

noun stone·work \ ˈstōn-ˌwərk \
|Updated on: 1 Aug 2018

Definition of stonework

1 : a structure or part built of stone : masonry
2 : the shaping, preparation, or setting of stone

Examples of stonework in a Sentence

  1. The stonework on this house is over 100 years old.

Recent Examples of stonework from the Web

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

First Known Use of stonework

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

STONEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

stonework

Definition of stonework for English Language Learners

  • : a structure or part of a structure that is built of stone


Learn More about stonework


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stonework? 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

fullness to the point of excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
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!