form by carving
"Carve a flower from the ice"
carve, chip at(verb)
engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
"carve one's name into the bark"
carve, cut up(verb)
cut to pieces
"Father carved the ham"
To cut meat in order to serve it.
To shape to sculptural effect.
: To perform a series of turns without pivoting. When the tip and tail of the snowboard take the same path.
To produce something using skill.
Origin: kerven, from ceorfan, from kerbanan (cf. West Frisian kerve, Dutch kerven, German kerben ‘to notch’), from gerebh- ‘to scratch’ (cf. Old Prussian gīrbin ‘number’, Old Church Slavonic ‘lot, tallymark’, Ancient Greek γράφειν ‘to scratch, etch’).
to cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave
to make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree
to cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion
to cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting
to take or make, as by cutting; to provide
to lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan
to exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures
to cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests
Origin: [AS. ceorfan to cut, carve; akin to D. kerven, G. kerben, Dan. karve, Sw. karfva, and to Gr. gra`fein to write, orig. to scratch, and E. -graphy. Cf. Graphic.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kärv, v.t. to cut into forms, devices, &c.: to make or shape by cutting: to cut up (meat) into slices or pieces: to apportion or distribute: (Shak.) to speak with suavity.—v.i. to exercise the trade of a sculptor.—p.adj. Carv′en, carved.—ns. Carv′er, one who carves: a sculptor: a carving-knife; Carv′ing, the act or art of carving, a branch of sculpture usually performed on wood or ivory: the device or figure carved: the act or art of cutting up meat at table.—Carve out, to hew out: to gain by one's exertions.—Cut and carve, to refine. [A. S. ceorfan, to cut; Dut. kerven; Ger. kerben, to notch.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'carve' in Verbs Frequency: #1002
The numerical value of carve in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of carve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of carve in a Sentence
Carve every word before you let it fall.
Write Own Worries In The Sand,Carve Own Blessings In The Stone
I'm not sure if they'll be able to carve out a position in the market.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all carve every word before you let it fall.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
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- изрязвам, дялам, режаBulgarian
- zerlegen, schnitzen, schneiden, tranchierenGerman
- cortar, tallar, esculpir, trincharSpanish
- ró, vés, farag, vájHungarian
- trinciare, scalcare, scolpire, tagliare, intagliareItalian
- whao, whaowhaoMāori
- ре́зать, высека́ть, выреза́ть, разреза́ть, разре́затьRussian
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