death of a person
"he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
"he put flowers on his mother's grave"
grave accent, grave(adj)
a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
grave, sedate, sober, solemn(adj)
dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
"a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening(adj)
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
"a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
grave, grievous, heavy, weighty(verb)
of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
sculpt, sculpture, grave(verb)
shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
"She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe(verb)
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
"engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
to clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose
of great weight; heavy; ponderous
of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc
not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face
not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key
slow and solemn in movement
to dig. [Obs.] Chaucer
to carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave
to carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image
to impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly
to entomb; to bury
to write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving
an excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction
Origin: [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS. graf, G. grab, Icel. grf, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See Grave to carve.]
A grave is a location where a dead body is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries. Certain details of a grave, such as the state of the body found within it and any objects found with the body, may provide information for archaeologists about how the body may have lived before its death, including the time period in which it lived and the culture that it had been a part of. In some religions, it is believed that the body must be burned for the soul to survive; in others, the complete decomposition
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grāv, v.t. to carve or cut on a hard substance: to engrave.—v.i. to engrave:—pa.p. graved or grāv′en.—n. a pit graved or dug out, esp. one in which to bury the dead: any place of burial: the abode of the dead: (fig.) death: destruction.—n.pl. Grave′-clothes, the clothes in which the dead are buried.—n. Grave′-dig′ger, one who digs graves.—adj. Grave′less (Shak.), without a grave, unburied.—ns. Grave′-mak′er (Shak.), a grave-digger; Grave′-stone, a stone laid over, or placed at the head of, a grave as a memorial; Grave′yard, a yard or enclosure used as a burial-ground.—With one foot in the grave, on the very borders of death. [A.S. grafan; Dut. graven, Ger. graben; Gr. graphein, to scratch, L. scribĕre, to write.]
grāv, v.t. to smear with graves or greaves, a mixture of tallow, rosin, &c. boiled together.—ns.pl. Graves, Greaves, tallow-drippings. [See Greaves.]
grāv, adj. of importance: serious: not gay or showy: sober: solemn; weighty: (mus.) not acute: low.—n. the grave accent, or its sign (`).—adv. Grave′ly.—n. Grave′ness. [Fr.,—L. gravis.]
grāv, n. a count, prefect, a person holding office, as in landgrave, margrave, burgrave, &c. [Dut. graaf, Ger. graf.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'grave' in Nouns Frequency: #1944
The numerical value of grave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of grave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There's no jealousy in the grave.
We are getting into semantics again. If we use words, there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.
Through us Tamir will be heard from the grave, through peaceful protest, civil disobedience and legislation Tamir will be heard.
I've got grave concerns that ... the plan he's put in place is not going to accomplish the goal of defeating and destroying ISIL.
You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
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Translations for grave
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ضريح, قبرArabic
- qəbir, məzarAzerbaijani
- seriós, greu, sepulcreCatalan, Valencian
- hrob, závažný, vážnýCzech
- grav, begravelseDanish
- Grab, dumpf, gemessen, furchtgebietend, dunkel, gravitätisch, gewichtig, respektgebietendGerman
- βαρύς, τάφος, βαρείαGreek
- apremiante, bajo, grabar, esculpir, sombrío, grave, fosa, tumba, tallar, solemne, serio, reservado, seco, sepulturaSpanish
- گور, قبرPersian
- vakava, hauta, matalaFinnish
- grave, tombe, tailler, graver, sculpterFrench
- grêfWestern Frisian
- uaighScottish Gaelic
- क़ब्र, गंभीरHindi
- tomba, fossaItalian
- საფლავი, სამარეGeorgian
- мазар, қабырKazakh
- merzel, tirb, mezar, ziyaret, gorr, qebir, قهبر, گۆڕKurdish
- көр, мүрдө, мүрзө, бейитKyrgyz
- GrafLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຂຸມເຮ່ວ, ຊຸມຜີ, ຂຸມຝັງສົບLao
- pusara, kuburMalay
- gravNorwegian Nynorsk
- ингӕнOssetian, Ossetic
- poważny, grób, mogiłaPolish
- выреза́ть, гравирова́ть, серьёзный, моги́ла, гра́вис, [[производи́ть]] [[впечатле́ние]], [[произвести́]] [[впечатле́ние]], тяжёлый, ни́зкий, гробRussian
- гро̏б, grȍbSerbo-Croatian
- қабр, гӯрTajik
- หลุมฝังศพ, หลุมศพThai
- gör, mazarTurkmen
- qabr, goʻr, quburUzbek
- mả, mộ, dấu huyềnVietnamese
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