Stoned | Definition of Stoned by Merriam-Webster

stoned

adjective
\ ˈstōnd How to pronounce stoned (audio) \

Definition of stoned

2 : being under the influence of a drug (such as marijuana) taken especially for pleasure : high

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for stoned

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of stoned in a Sentence

He was stoned on pot. They got stoned at the party.
Recent Examples on the Web The stoned attention span perfectly matches the length of each vignette, in which Attenborough’s soothing, avuncular voice guides you through a simple story about animal life. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, "The Wilderness in Nature Documentaries Is a Fantasyland," 12 Apr. 2021 The stoned, nightmare sequence clearly comes from the imagination of someone safe, successful, and unafraid — but who follows today’s seditious fashion. Armond White, National Review, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday Is a Salacious BLM Scam," 3 Mar. 2021 If the sound of California cool jazz as presented by players such as Baker and Gerry Mulligan was informed by a gentler, more stoned approach than the New York center, Budd took that approach to the extreme. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, "Harold Budd, ambient composer and Eno collaborator, dies of COVID-19 complications at 84," 9 Dec. 2020 Opponents fear children will be lured into use, roads will become drag strips for stoned drivers and widespread consumption will spike health care costs. Michael R. Blood, Anchorage Daily News, "Election could broaden the US marijuana market and sway federal policies," 26 Oct. 2020 There is no reliable scientific test to prove someone is too stoned to drive. BostonGlobe.com, "Man convicted of manslaughter in crash that killed Trooper Thomas Clardy faces sentencing - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019 But in the morning, that dastardly alarm clock wakes you from a stoned slumber and something just isn’t right. Mike Adams, chicagotribune.com, "Marijuana hangovers are real: What you need to know," 22 Aug. 2019 Saturday’s crash occurred outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl, a restaurant on a cobble-stoned street in the center of the city that is popular with locals and tourists, the police said. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "2 Dead in Münster, Germany, After Truck Driver Crashes Into Crowd," 7 Apr. 2018 Saturday’s crash occurred outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl, a restaurant on a cobble-stoned street in the center of the city that is popular with locals and tourists, police said. Melissa Eddy, BostonGlobe.com, "2 dead in Germany after truck rams crowd," 7 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stoned.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of stoned

1952, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stoned

Statistics for stoned

Last Updated

20 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

Stoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoned. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stoned

stoned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of stoned

informal : intoxicated by a drug (such as marijuana)

stoned

adjective
\ ˈstōnd How to pronounce stoned (audio) \

Medical Definition of stoned

: being drunk or under the influence of a drug (as marijuana) taken especially for pleasure : high

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on stoned

What made you want to look up stoned? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!