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carved/etched/set/written in stone

Definition of carved/etched/set/written in stone

  1. :  permanent or not able to be changed <These new rules are not carved in stone; if they don't work, we'll change them.>



Word by Word Definitions

carveplay carved
  1. :  to cut with care or precision

    :  to cut into pieces or slices

    :  to cut up and serve meat

etchplay etched
  1. :  to produce (as a pattern or design) on a hard material by eating into the material's surface (as by acid or laser beam)

    :  to subject to such etching

    :  to delineate or impress clearly

  1. :  the action or effect of etching a surface

    :  a chemical agent used in etching

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

writeplay written
  1. :  to form (as characters or symbols) on a surface with an instrument (as a pen)

    :  to form (as words) by inscribing the characters or symbols of on a surface

    :  to spell in writing

stoneplay
  1. :  a concretion of earthy or mineral matter:

    :  such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape

    :  rock

  1. :  to hurl stones at

    :  to kill by pelting with stones

    :  to make hard or insensitive to feeling

  1. :  entirely, utterly

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of stone

    :  absolute, utter


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