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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engraveverb

    to deposit in the grave; to bury

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

  2. Engraveverb

    to cut in; to make by incision

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

  3. Engraveverb

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

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

  4. Engraveverb

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

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

  5. Engraveverb

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

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


  1. Engrave

    Engrave is the second album released by Amulet.

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. Grevena

  2. Vernage

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of engrave in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Engrave in Marble all the good things that happen to you, and write in Sand all the bad things from the past. Let go the past, and never look back unless you plan to go that path. Life is within you Today right at this moment, and you will create Tomorrow.

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    a small contrasting part of something
    • A. omphalos
    • B. congius
    • C. maculation
    • D. rung

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