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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribeverb

    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"

  2. engraveverb

    impress or affect deeply

    "The event engraved itself into her memory"

  3. engrave, etchverb

    carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block

    "engrave a letter"

  4. engrave, etchverb

    carve or cut a design or letters into

    "engrave the pen with the owner's name"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Engraveverb

    preter. engraved; part. pass. engraved or engraven.

    Etymology: engraver, French.

    Her ivory forehead, full of bounty brave,
    Like a broad table, did itself dispread,
    For love his lofty triumphs to engrave,
    And write the battles of his great godhead. Fairy Queen.

    O’er all, the heav’n’s refulgent image shines;
    On either gate were six engraven signs. Joseph Addison, Ovid’s Met.

    Names fresh engrav’d appear’d of wits renown’d;
    I look’d again, nor could their trace be found. Alexander Pope.

    Engrave the two stones with the names. Ex. xxviii. 11.

    It will scarce seem possible, that God should engrave principles, in men’s minds, in words of uncertain signification. John Locke.

    Our Saviour makes this return, fit to be engraven in the hearts of all promoters of charity. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Sounds which address the ear, are lost and die
    In one short hour; but that which strikes the eye,
    Lives long upon the mind: the faithful sight
    Engraves the knowledge with a beam of light. Isaac Watts.

    The son had charge of them now being dead,
    In seemly sort their corses to engrave,
    And deck with dainty flowers their bridal bed. Fai. Queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engraveverb

    to deposit in the grave; to bury

  2. Engraveverb

    to cut in; to make by incision

  3. Engraveverb

    to cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions

  4. Engraveverb

    to form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription

  5. Engraveverb

    to impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver

  6. Etymology: [Pref. en- + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.]


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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Engrave

    en-grāv′, v.t. to cut out with a graver a representation of anything on wood, steel, &c.: to imprint: to impress deeply.—ns. Engrav′er; Engrav′ery, the art of the engraver; Engrav′ing, act or art of cutting or incising designs on metal, wood, &c., for the purpose of printing impressions from them in ink on paper, or other similar substance—in metal, the lines to be printed are sunk or incised; in wood, the lines to be printed appear in relief, the wood between them being cut away: an impression taken from an engraved plate: a print. [Fr. en (=L. in), and grave, v.]

  2. Engrave

    en-grāv′, v.t. to deposit in the grave.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

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    The numerical value of engrave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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