stone [-s] n
OE stán, wall; Gk. 'pebble'.
- Hard mineral substance.
- Piece of rock; [fig.] thing which has a characteristic of a rock: unbreakable, inanimate, unfeeling, immovable, lack of consciousness, used to throw at things, used to break things, used in building structures.
- Jewel; precious gem.
- Grave; sepulcher; crypt; mausoleum; burial vault; [fig.] large stone covering the entrance of Jesus Christ's sepulcher which was removed at the time of his resurrection.
- Coffin; casket; solid enclosure holding a dead body.
- Headstone; monument marking a grave.
- Imaginary substance thought to be able to turn other substances into gold.
- Phrase. “[Written / set / stamped] in stone”: unalterable; prescribed by fate; will of God.