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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.

Graving \Grav"ing\, n. [From Grave to clean.]
   The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.

   {Graving dock}. (Naut.) See under Dock.

Graving \Grav"ing\, n. [From Grave to dig.]
   l. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, esp.
      by incision or in intaglio.

   2. That which is graved or carved. [R.]

            Skillful to . . . grave any manner of graving. --2
                                                  Chron. ii. 14.

   3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart.

            New gravings upon their souls.        --Eikon
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