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.

Recent Examples on the Web

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 The Cottage Inn: Gorgeous cottages, wood-sided with stonework bases, and ideal for romantic getaways, not families. Tom Stienstra,, "Tom Stienstra: California’s 25 best cabins on golden ponds," 20 June 2018 If it were lined up beneath the cross at the foot of the panel in Bergamo, the stonework in the two paintings formed a continuous arch. John Hooper, WSJ, "How a $30 Million Renaissance Masterpiece Was Found," 21 May 2018 To cite one instance, the architects could have restored the porch, circa 1900, complete with muscular stonework and twin flights of stairs. Blair Kamin,, "A wreck no more: $15 million renovation makes Illinois’ once-decrepit Executive Mansion shine again," 16 June 2018 Inside, vaulted and paneled ceilings, stonework and multiple fireplaces are among the Old World details. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Home of the Week: Top o’ the world in Palos Verdes Estates," 26 May 2018 Finally, the related alignment of the Moorish cusped arches with their striped stonework resembled Mike’s eyes and nose just enough that the software thought a 10th-century mosque was the face of a 21st-century human. Peter Christensen, Smithsonian, "Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize," 24 Apr. 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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