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Meaning of ENGRAVE

Pronunciation:  en'greyv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  write upon; engrave a pen, for example
  2. [v]  make an engraving of (an image)

ENGRAVE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: grave, inscribe
 See Also: benday, carve, character, chip at, print, stipple



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*grave"\, v. t. [Pref. en- + grave a tomb. Cf.
    {Engrave} to carve.]
    To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Obs.] ``Their corses to
    engrave.'' --Spenser.
  2. \En*grave"\, v. t. [imp. {Engraved}; p. p. {Engraved} or
    {Engraven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraving}.] [Pref. en- + grave
    to carve: cf. OF. engraver.]
    1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.]
             Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did
             engrave.                              --Spenser.
    2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an
       inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures;
       to mark with incisions.
             Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones
             with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex.
                                                   xxviii. 11.
    3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood,
       stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
    4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
             Engrave principles in men's minds.    --Locke.
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