Graving
Grave Grave, v. t. [imp. {Graved} (gr[=a]vd); p. p. {Graven} (gr[=a]v"'n) or {Graved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Graving}.] [AS. grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D. graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw. gr[aum]fva, Icel. grafa, but prob. not to Gr. gra`fein to write, E. graphic. Cf. {Grave}, n., {Grove}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He hath graven and digged up a pit. --Ps. vii. 16 (Book of Common Prayer). [1913 Webster]

2. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image. [1913 Webster]

With gold men may the hearte grave. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly. [1913 Webster]

O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

5. To entomb; to bury. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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