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Definitions of grave

  1. To carve; to engrave. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To shape or carve by cutting with a chisel; engrave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To carve or cut, on a hard substance: to engrave. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To carve; engrave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To engrave:-pa.p. graved or graven. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To carve or cut on stone or other hard substance with a chisel or edged tool; to engrave; to form by cutting with a chisel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To clean a ship's bottom, and cover it with pitch. See Graves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To carve or cut letters or figures on any hard substance, as stone or wood; to carve or form. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Slow and solemn in movement. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; - said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Graved or graven. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To entomb; to bury. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An excavation or hole in the earth for the reception of a dead body; place of burial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Graveness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A pit graved or dug out, esp. one in which to bury the dead: any place of burial: (fig.) death: destruction. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A pit for the dead; death. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. An excavation in the earth for the burial of a dead body; the abode of the dead. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A pit dug to bury a dead human body; any place of burial; a place of great slaughter or mortality; death or destruction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. The pit in which a dead body is laid; a tomb; a sepulchre. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Gravely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. Serious; solemn; thoughtful; sedate; important. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. (fig.) Weighty: of importance: serious: not gay: sober: solemn: not acute: low. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. Heavy; important; serious; not acute. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Important; serious; sober. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Of weight; of importance; of a serious character; not gay or showy; solemn; sedate; low or depressed, as opposed to acute; heavy or long-sounding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Serious; sedate; not gay, light, or trifling; weighty; momentous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for grave

  1. " Get well into your grave before you think that," was the answer. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  2. David Owen's voice was very grave – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
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