- to make official, permanent, or final
an unsigned contract means that nothing is carved in stone yet
- to be the first one to rebuke or punish another
- to search everywhere
- to do everything possible
Other Word Forms of Stone
Origin of Stone
From Middle English stan, ston, from Old English stān, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (compare Dutch steen, German Stein), from Proto-Indo-European *st(y)oy- (compare Latin stiria (“icicle"), Russian стена (stená, “wall"), Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon, “pebble"), στέαρ (stear, “tallow"), Persian ستون (sotun, “pillar"), Albanian shtÃ«ng (“hardened or pressed matter"), Sanskrit स्त्यायते (styāyate, “it hardens")).
Middle English from Old English stān stāi- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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