Scone


Scone

Scone can represent several things:

Food

* Scone (bread), the food item
* Drop-scone, British word for a small pancake

People

*Barbara Young, Baroness Young of Old Scone (born 1948), Labour member of the House of Lords
*Robert of Scone (died 1159), 12th century bishop of Cell Rígmonaid (or Kilrymont, now St Andrews)

Places and related meanings

*Scone, Scotland
**Abbot of Scone
**Baw game of Scone
**Scone Abbey
**Scone Palace
**Stone of Scone
**Synod at Scone

*Scone, New South Wales, Australia (named after the Scottish burgh by emigrants)
**Scone High School, Australian government high school
**Scone Horse Festival, celebration of Scone's cultural links to equines
**Scone railway station, New South Wales
**Scone Thoroughbreds, country rugby league team
**The Scone Advocate, Australian local newspaper

Other

* "Scone", in mathematics, sometimes used as another name for comma category


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Scone —    SCONE, a parish, in the county of Perth, 2 miles (N.) from Perth; containing 2422 inhabitants, of whom 1364 are in the village of New Scone, and 56 in that of Old Scone. This place is supposed to have derived its name, signifying in the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • scone — [ skon ] n. m. • 1946; mot angl. ♦ Petit pain mollet d origine anglaise, qui se mange avec le thé. Des scones et des muffins. ● scone nom masculin (anglais scone) Petit pain brioché, servi avec le thé. (Spécialité anglaise.) scone [skon] n. m.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Scone — Scone, n. A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal. [Written variously, {scon}, {skone}, {skon}, etc.] [Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scone — Scone, the Stone of →↑Stone of Scone, the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scone — thin, flat cake, 1510s, Scottish, probably shortened from Du. schoon brood fine bread, from M.Du. schoonbroot, from schoon, scone bright, beautiful (see SHEEN (Cf. sheen)) + broot (see BREAD (Cf. bread)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scone — |scóne| s. m. [Culinária] Pequeno bolo de massa fofa, à base de farinha, leite e ovos, de origem inglesa.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • scone — is mostly pronounced skon in BrE, but skohn is also heard, especially in southern England, and is the dominant pronunciation in AmE. Scone, a village in central Scotland which was the site of a palace where the kings of Scotland were crowned, is… …   Modern English usage

  • Scone — [sko͞on, skōn] village in E Scotland northeast of Perth: site of an abbey that contained the stone (Stone of Scone) on which Scottish kings before 1296 were crowned: removed by Edward I and placed under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scone — Scone, kleiner Ort unweit des Tay in der schottischen Grafschaft Perth, 1/2 Stunde von der Stadt Perth (s.d. 2) entfernt, sonst Krönungsort der schottischen Könige; Trümmer von Macbeths Schloß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • scone — [skɔn, skəun US skoun, ska:n] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Dutch schoonbrood fine white bread , from schoon clean + brood bread ] a small round cake, sometimes containing dried fruit, which is usually eaten with butter ▪ tea and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.