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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.]
   1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.

            He hath graven and digged up a pit.   --Ps. vii. 16
                                                  (Book of

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

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

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

            With gold men may the hearte grave.   --Chaucer.

   4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.

            O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior.

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

            Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak.

Graven \Grav"en\, p. p. of {Grave}, v. t.

   {Graven image}, an idol; an object of worship carved from
      wood, stone, etc. ``Thou shalt not make unto thee any
      graven image.'' --Ex. xx. 4.

Source : WordNet®

     See {grave}

     adj 1: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to
            keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet
            sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn
            promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced
            sentence" [syn: {sedate}, {sober}, {solemn}]
     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" [syn: {dangerous}, {grievous}, {serious},
         {severe}, {life-threatening}]
     3: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious
        thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision
        in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters
        of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the
        peace conference" [syn: {grievous}, {heavy}, {weighty}]
     [also: {graven}]

     n 1: death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving
          me"; "from cradle to grave"
     2: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the
        ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his
        mother's grave" [syn: {tomb}]
     3: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
        [syn: {grave accent}]
     [also: {graven}]

     v 1: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at
          it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image
          of her husband" [syn: {sculpt}, {sculpture}]
     2: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a
        pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
        [syn: {engrave}, {inscribe}]
     [also: {graven}]

     adj 1: cut into a desired shape; "graven images"; "sculptured
            representations" [syn: {sculpted}, {sculptured}]
     2: cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
        "engraved invitations" [syn: {engraved}, {etched}, {incised},
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