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Definition of the adjective stonewall

What does stonewall mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [UK, idiomatic] certain, stone cold

Definition of the noun stonewall

What does stonewall mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. A wall made up of stone.

Definition of the verb stonewall

What does stonewall mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stonewalled | stonewalling | stonewalls

  1. obstruct or hinder any discussion
    • examples: Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation | When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: block / blockade / embarrass / hinder / obstruct / stymie / stymy = hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  2. engage in delaying tactics or refuse to cooperate
    • example: The President stonewalled when he realized the plot was being uncovered by a journalist
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: delay / detain / hold up = cause to be slowed down or delayed

Alternative definition of the verb stonewall

verb

  1. [informal] To refuse to answer or cooperate, especially in supplying information.

Specialised definition of the verb stonewall

Glossary of sports / cricket

to bat extremely defensively (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

Film

"Stonewall" is a 1995 historical comedy-drama film. Inspired by the memoir of the same title by openly-homosexual historian Martin Duberman, Stonewall is a fictionalized account of the weeks leading up to the Stonewall riots, a seminal event in the modern American gay rights movement. Stonewall was the final film of British film director Nigel Finch, who died of an AIDS-related illness shortly after completing filming.

Characters

  1. Stonewall, Vander's Servant, is a fictional character from Sporting Blood.
  2. Stonewall is a fictional character from the 1944 film Carolina Blues.
  3. Stonewall is a fictional character from the 1988 film Pass the Ammo.

Person

Who is Stonewall?

Stonewall a.k.a. Anthony Oliver was a British film, television and stage actor.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stonewall

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Google previewThe Oral History Reader (1998)

by Robert Perks

Unquestionably, Stonewall is a key moment for lesbian and gay history. It did transform the lives of many gays and lesbians, and it also became the turning point for the rapid spread of a new kind of gay and lesbian politics and movement .

Google previewScientific American (1864)

The Stonewall is a trifle more than two hundred feet in length over all, and has thirty-three feet breadth of' beam.

Google previewConversations about Psychology and Sexual Orientation (1999)

by Janis S. Bohan, Glenda M. Russell

Stonewall refers to an uprising by gay and transvestite patrons, many of them people of color, at a Greenwich Village, New York City, bar during a police raid in 1969. While not the first revolt against gay oppression, it is widely regarded as the ...

Google previewThe American Vision of Robert Penn Warren (2015)

by William Bedford Clark

Tate's young Stonewall is a cloying composite of Honest Abe (reading borrowed books) and Tom Sawyer (stripped of mischief and humor) .

Google previewAre You Okay? (2010)

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime by Pete Wallis

uk Stonewall is a national organization ...

Google previewGreenville Railroad Demonstration, US-69 Crossing (1979)

Environmental Impact Statement

Also, Stonewall is a through street to highway Loop 3l5 and carries approximately l0 percent more traffic than Johnson. Therefore, the Stonewall alternative is recommended for further study. Grade Separation Plan l, mid-block location, would ...

Google previewAmerican English Compendium (2011)

by Marv Rubinstein

Suspected felons often stonewall to prevent prosecutors from obtaining additional evidence against them. The interesting thing about stonewall is that it has turned both a noun (wall) and an adjective (stone) into a verb. In addition, it has then ...

Google previewAn Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America (2010)

Victimism Among Victim Group Populations by Ronald E. Hall

In June of 1969, a pivotal moment occurred in the history of American gay and lesbian communities: the Stonewall Riot. Stonewall is the name of a nightclub, with homosexual clientele, located in the Greenwich Village section of New York ...

Google previewMining and Scientific Press (1909)

Stonewall is a district 35 miles southwest of Deming, and is now dormant. In fact, but little development was ever attempted, the gold ores being of low tenor. Cooks is 20 miles north of Deming. and is reached either by wagon, trail, or railroad.

Google previewAfro-American Encyclopaedia (1895)

Or, the Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, it Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Dicussed by More Than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women

STONEWALL JACKSON. M. E. Church. It was dedicated to the Confederate veterans, and received a Wide circulation in the press throughout the country. Mrs. Caddie Whitman, wife of the noted evangelist, has recited the poem in many opera ...

Google previewAfro-American Encyclopaedia, Or, The Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race (1895)

Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, it Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More Than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women. Illustrated with Beautiful Half-tone Engravings by James T. Haley

STONEWALL JACKSON. The following1 tribute to Stonewall Jackson was written in 1886, by Rev. A. A. "Whitman, the famous colored poet-evangelist of the A. M. E. Church. It was dedicated to the Confederate veterans, and received a wide ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

Stonewall. In the early morning of June 28, 1969, Martha Shelley was showing two women from Boston the bars of New York City's Greenwich Village. Shelley was president of the city's chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Whether as a shaping or sustaining event in the history of the gay rights movement, the Stonewall rebellion assuredly marked a turning point in the movement's visibility, autonomy, and self-definition. The Stonewall riots challenged the ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (2012)

by David A. Gerstner

STONEWALL gay rights organization England's leading gay rights advocacy group, Stonewall, named after the gay rights Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969, works to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbians, gay ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Civil War (2002)

by Terry L. Jones

Henderson, Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War; John F. Marszalek, Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order; William S. McFeely, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures (2013)

by George Haggerty

Gay Rights; Lambda; Military United States Law: Equal Protection Stonewall In the early morning of June 28, 1969, Martha Shelley was showing two women from Boston the bars of New York City's Greenwich ...

Google previewDictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (1959)

V. 6: R Through S, Appendices, Submarine Chasers, Eagle-Class Patrol Craft by United States. Naval History Division

Stonewall A nickname won by Brigadier General Thomas Jonathan Jackson at the ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

| Stonewall, Cherokee, Ala tirlingville, Chippe Stonewall, Greene, Ark tirrup Grove, Macoup Stonewall, ...

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Never take counsel of your fears. (Thomas Jonathon Stonewall Jackson)
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The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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