Definitions for engravingɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•grav•ingɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or art of a person who engraves.

  2. the art of forming designs by cutting, etching with acids, a photographic process, etc., as on the surface of a metal plate or block of wood, from which impressions or prints of the design can be made.

    Category: Printing, Fine Arts

  3. the design engraved.

    Category: Fine Arts

  4. an engraved plate or block.

    Category: Fine Arts

  5. an impression or print from this.

    Category: Fine Arts

Origin of engraving:

1595–1605

Princeton's WordNet

  1. engraving(noun)

    a print made from an engraving

  2. engraving(noun)

    a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved

  3. engraving, etching(noun)

    making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them

Wiktionary

  1. engraving(Noun)

    the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it

  2. engraving(Noun)

    an engraved image

  3. engraving(Noun)

    the art of drawing music notation at high quality, see Engraving

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engraving

    of Engrave

  2. Engraving(noun)

    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

  3. Engraving(noun)

    that which is engraved; an engraved plate

  4. Engraving(noun)

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

Freebase

  1. Engraving

    Engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called engravings. Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper, both in artistic printmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques. Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others, while modern industrial techniques such as photoengraving and laser engraving have many important applications. Engraved gems were an important art in the ancient world, revived at the Renaissance, although the term traditionally covers relief as well as intaglio carvings, and is essentially a branch of sculpture rather than engraving, as drills were the usual tools.

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