## How do you measure a stone?

## What kind of measurement is a stone?

- Stone is a
**metric unit**that is used to measure weight in Imperial units. It is represented using the symbol st. It is equal to**14 pounds averdupois**(or international lbs). In other words, it is equivalent to**6.35 kilograms**. This unit is widely used in United Kingdom and Ireland to measure body weight.

## What is the measurement of a stone equivalent to?

- A stone is a unit of weight equal to 14 pounds averdupois (or international lbs). By turn, this makes a stone equivalent to
**6.35029kg**.

## Where does the stone measurement come from?

- The word stone for a measurement comes from the
**days when large stones were used measuring weight**. The word ton is derived from**tun**, meaning a large cask for holding wine. The anemometer, a device for measuring wind speed was invented in 1450 by Leon Battista Alberti . People also invented ways of measuring temperature.

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