Engraven
Engrave En*grave", v. t. [imp. {Engraved}; p. p. {Engraved} or {Engraven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraving}.] [Pref. en- + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.] 1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did engrave. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions. [1913 Webster]

Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription. [1913 Webster]

4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver. [1913 Webster]

Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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