What does carve mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carve(verb)

    form by carving

    "Carve a flower from the ice"

  2. carve, chip at(verb)

    engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

    "carve one's name into the bark"

  3. carve, cut up(verb)

    cut to pieces

    "Father carved the ham"

Wiktionary

  1. carve(Verb)

    To cut.

    Etymology: 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’).

  2. carve(Verb)

    To cut meat in order to serve it.

    Etymology: 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’).

  3. carve(Verb)

    To shape to sculptural effect.

    Etymology: 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’).

  4. carve(Verb)

    To perform a series of turns without pivoting. When the tip and tail of the snowboard take the same path.

    Etymology: 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’).

  5. carve(Verb)

    To produce something using skill.

    Etymology: 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’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carve(verb)

    to cut

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Carve(verb)

    to cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Carve(verb)

    to make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Carve(verb)

    to cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Carve(verb)

    to cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Carve(verb)

    to take or make, as by cutting; to provide

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Carve(verb)

    to lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Carve(verb)

    to exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Carve(verb)

    to cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Carve(noun)

    a carucate

    Etymology: [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

  1. Carve

    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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carve in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of carve in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Davidson:

    Considering all that competes for your time and attention, if you don’t actively take steps to simplify your life and carve out what I call “breathing space,” you will most certainly find yourself in a perpetual state of overwhelm.

  2. Sergei Mitrokhin:

    One must understand that in Crimea, in essence, a gangster regime has been established under the protection of Moscow, former criminals have come to power, and have started to carve up the property.

  3. E. B. White:

    Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.

  4. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.:

    Carve every word before you let it fall.

  5. Patrick Burns:

    There is nothing in the protocol that says there is a carve-out for accounts referred to you from banking channels, i don’t know how the general public or the hiring firms are supposed to just know that.

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