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Grave meaning

grave - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; " engrave a pen"; " engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
  2. 2. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; " a dangerous operation"; " a grave situation"; " a grave illness"; " grievous bodily harm"; " a serious wound"; " a serious turn of events"; " a severe case of pneumonia"; " a life- threatening disease"
  3. 3. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
  4. 4. Slow and solemn in movement.
  5. 5. To dig. [ Obs.] Chaucer.
  6. 6. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
  7. 7. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
  8. 8. To impress deeply ( on the mind); to fix indelibly.
  9. 9. To entomb; to bury.
  10. 10. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
  11. 11. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
  12. 12. To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; - so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
  13. 13. Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
  14. 14. A pit for the dead; death.
  15. 15. Graved or graven.
  16. 16. Heavy; important; serious; not acute.
  17. 17. To carve; engrave.

grave - examples of usage

  1. I found his grave the following year. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. " Oh, no, you won't be in your grave," said Mary, kindly. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. They had nothing to drink but bad water; and all the company appeared to be rather grave. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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