carve

  • 1 carve — [ka:v US ka:rv] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make object or pattern)¦ 2¦(cut something into a surface)¦ 3¦(cut meat)¦ 4¦(job/position/life)¦ 5¦(water/wind)¦ 6¦(reduce something)¦ Phrasal verbs  carve somebody/something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin:… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Carve — Исполнитель Slipknot Альбом Демо 1996 года Дата выпуска 1 января 1996 Дата записи 1996 …

    Википедия

  • 3 Carve — (k[aum]rv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carved} (k[aum]rvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Carving}.] [AS. ceorfan to cut, carve; akin to D. kerven, G. kerben, Dan. karve, Sw. karfva, and to Gr. gra fein to write, orig. to scratch, and E. graphy. Cf. {Graphic}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 carve — [kärv] vt. carved, carving [ME kerven < OE ceorfan < IE base * gerebh , to scratch: see GRAPHIC] 1. to make or shape by or as by cutting, chipping, hewing, etc. [carve a statue out of wood or stone, carve a career] 2. to decorate the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 carve — 1 *cut, slit, hew, chop, slash Analogous words: shape, fashion, form (see MAKE): *separate, divide, part 2 Carve, incise, engrave, etch, chisel, sculpture, sculpt, sculp are comparable when they denote to cut an outline or a shape out of or into… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 carve — ► VERB 1) cut into or shape (a hard material) to produce an object or design. 2) produce (a design or object) by carving. 3) cut (cooked meat) into slices for eating. 4) (carve out) develop (a career, reputation, etc.) through painstaking effort …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Carve — Carve, v. i. 1. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 carve — [ karv ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make an object by cutting it from stone or wood: He carved a statue of her out of an old log. a ) transitive to produce a pattern or writing on the surface of something by cutting it: She carved… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 carve — O.E. ceorfan (class III strong verb; past tense cearf, pp. corfen) to cut, cut down, slay; to carve, cut out, engrave, from W.Gmc. *kerfan (Cf. O.Fris. kerva, Du. kerven, Ger. kerben to cut, notch ), from PIE root *gerbh to scratch, making carve… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 carve-up — UK US noun [countable] [singular carve up plural carve ups] british informal the division of something such as land between different people or countries, especially in a way that seems unfair Thesaurus: favo …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 Carve — Carve, n. A carucate. [Obs.] Burrill. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 carve — index create, disjoint, divide (distribute), parcel, part (separate), partition, split …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 carve up — index apportion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 carve-up — n [singular] informal an arrangement between two or more people, governments etc by which they divide something among themselves even though this is wrong …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 carve up — (something) to divide something into parts. The new owner carved up the company and sold off several divisions. Local leaders have carved up the forest and turned the land over to a company that built homes on it …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 16 carve — [v] cut carefully with sharp instrument block out, chip, chisel, cleave, dissect, dissever, divide, engrave, etch, fashion, form, grave, hack, hew, incise, indent, insculpt, model, mold, mould, pattern, rough hew, sculpt, shape, slash, slice,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 carve — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)v[/t]] carves, carving, carved 1) VERB If you carve an object, you make it by cutting it out of a substance such as wood or stone. If you carve something such as wood or stone into an object, you make the object by cutting it out. →… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 carve — v. 1) (C) he carved an ornament for me; or: he carved me an ornament 2) (D; tr.) to carve from, out of (to carve a figure from ivory) 3) (d; intr.) to carve in (to carve in wood) * * * [kɑːv] or: he carved me an ornament out of (to carve a figure …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 carve — verb 1 (I, T) to cut a large piece of cooked meat into smaller pieces using a big knife: Carve the lamb into slices and arrange in a hot serving dish. 2 (T) to cut shapes out of solid wood or stone: Michelangelo carved this figure from a single… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 carve — [c]/kav / (say kahv) verb (carved, carving) –verb (t) 1. to fashion by cutting: to carve a block of stone into a statue. 2. to produce by cutting: to carve a design in wood. 3. to cut into slices or pieces, as meat. –verb (i) 4. to decorate by… …

    Australian English dictionary


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