stonework

noun
stone·​work | \ ˈstōn-ˌwərk How to pronounce stonework (audio) \

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

The stonework on this house is over 100 years old.

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Upon entering guests are enfolded into a canopy of trees that were collected from the property and the artistry of stonework of the massive two-sided, wood burning fireplace provides cozy nooks while nestled in bed or on the living room sofa. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Winvian Farm," 19 Feb. 2019 For Witherspoon, who grew up in a 1930s brick house in Nashville, the elaborate stonework, arches, soaring fireplaces, and turrets of the Libbey Ranch were magical. David A. Keeps, ELLE Decor, "Charmed Circle: Reese Witherspoon's Ojai Home," 30 July 2012 And the tomb itself is a stonework monument in an elite part of the city, not far from the palace. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Israeli tomb contains a tasty surprise: Vanilla extract," 20 Nov. 2018 One major hurdle, Mr. Höcek said, was making sure the new stonework would seamlessly blend into the original multicolored granite. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "The Luxury Home Redo Giving an Old Home New Soul," 23 Aug. 2018 The sprawling shingle-style house features 4,705 square feet with granite and travertine stonework, high ceilings, and cherry floors. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Lighthouse-inspired home in Maine asks $1.1M," 12 Sep. 2018 Along the way, the couple made friends with people like Veronica Poblete, the landscape architect at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge, who has created a stunning 10-acre park using native stonework and desert plants. Darrell Hartman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Long Live Chile: Designer Maria Cornejo's Guide to the Best of Her Native Country," 29 Aug. 2018 Much of the 19th-century stucco work and stained glass, and the 12th-century stonework within the old building has already been restored. Bridget Mallon, ELLE Decor, "Inside A Historical Hospital & Convent Being Transformed Beyond Belief," 27 Aug. 2015 The room, which also functions as a meditation space, is filled with wooden creatures, stonework and eerie decor. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property: A potpourri of sorts," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stonework

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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stonework

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stonework

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

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