- Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.
- Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific."The stony dart of senseless cold." [Spenser.]
- Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.
Etymology: AS. stānig. See Stone