Learn English – What’s the difference between “rock” and “stone”


What's the difference between "rock" and "stone"?

Best Answer

A rock is bigger, possibly immovable, you couldn't throw it with one hand, at a pinch you might be able to with two. alt text

Above, a Google Image result for "Rock", below, for "Stone"

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Note that a boulder is probably bigger than a rock1.

Below, a boulder

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Oh, also note that rocks and boulders are made from stone.

(This answer is mildly tongue in cheek)

1 Notable exception: Uluru/Ayre's Rock.