stone·​work | \ˈstōn-ˌwərk \

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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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,, "Hot Property: A potpourri of sorts," 31 Mar. 2018 Set back from the street, the two-story boasts such details as stonework, wainscoting and a checkerboard marble foyer. Neal J. Leitereg And Lauren Beale,, "Hot Property Newsletter: Music makes the world go round," 9 June 2018 By the 20th century, as the museum began acquiring more and more pieces for its collection, curators started to remove the fake noses, leaving behind the original stonework. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved," 21 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of stonework

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

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