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Meaning of GRAVING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grav"ing\, n. [From Grave to clean.]
    The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
    {Graving dock}. (Naut.) See under Dock.
  2. \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
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. hatsabh. Job 19:24, rendered "graven," but generally means hewn stone or wood, in quarry or forest.

(2.) Heb. harush. Jer. 17:1, rendered "graven," and indicates generally artistic work in metal, wood, and stone, effected by fine instruments.

(3.) Heb. haqaq. Ezek. 4:1, engraving a plan or map, rendered "pourtray;" Job 19:23, "written."

(4.) Heb. pasal points rather to the sculptor's or the carver's art (Isa. 30:22; 40:19; 41:7; 44:12-15).

(5.) Pathah refers to intaglio work, the cutting and engraving of precious stones (Ex. 28:9-11, 21; Zech. 3:9; Cant. 1:10, 11).

(6.) Heret. In Ex. 32:4 rendered "graving tool;" and in Isa. 8:1, "a pen."