graved

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grave \Grave\, verb (used with an object) [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}, noun, {Grove}, noun]

1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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

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. 9.

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.


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