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Meaning of ENGRAVING

Pronunciation:  en'greyving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
  2. [n]  a block or plate that has been engraved
  3. [n]  a print made from an engraving

ENGRAVING is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: etching
 See Also: aquatint, copperplate, dry point, etching, gravure, halftone, halftone engraving, line block, line engraving, linecut, photoengraving, plate, print, printmaking, steel engraving, steel engraving, wood block, wood engraving, woodcut



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*grav"ing\, n.
1. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or
   raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like;
   especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the
   surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is
   used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for
   producing an original, from which a pattern or design may
   be printed on paper.

2. That which is engraved; an engraved plate.

3. An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or
   other material; a print.

Note: Engraving on wood is called xylography; on copper,
      chalcography; on stone lithography. Engravings or
      prints take from wood blocks are usually called wood
      cuts, those from stone, lithographs.

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