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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engravernoun

    a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching

  2. engravernoun

    a printmaker who prints from an engraved printing plate

Wiktionary

  1. engravernoun

    A person who engraves

  2. engravernoun

    A tool used in this process

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Engravernoun

    A cutter in stone or other matter.

    Etymology: from engrave.

    Images are not made in the brain itself, as the pencil of a painter or engraver makes the images in the table or metal, but are imprinted in a wonderful method in the very soul itself. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

Wikipedia

  1. engraver

    Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, usually flat surface by cutting grooves into it with a burin. The result may be a decorated object in itself, as when silver, gold, steel, or glass are engraved, or may provide an intaglio printing plate, of copper or another metal, for printing images on paper as prints or illustrations; these images are also called "engravings". Engraving is one of the oldest and most important techniques in printmaking. Wood engraving is a form of relief printing and is not covered in this article, same with rock engravings like petroglyphs. Engraving was a historically important method of producing images on paper in artistic printmaking, in mapmaking, and also for commercial reproductions and illustrations for books and magazines. It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in printmaking, where it has been largely replaced by etching and other techniques. "Engraving" is also loosely but incorrectly used for any old black and white print; it requires a degree of expertise to distinguish engravings from prints using other techniques such as etching in particular, but also mezzotint and other techniques. Many old master prints also combine techniques on the same plate, further confusing matters. Line engraving and steel engraving cover use for reproductive prints, illustrations in books and magazines, and similar uses, mostly in the 19th century, and often not actually using engraving. Traditional engraving, by burin or with the use of machines, continues to be practised by goldsmiths, glass engravers, gunsmiths and others, while modern industrial techniques such as photoengraving and laser engraving have many important applications. Engraved gems were an important art in the ancient world, revived at the Renaissance, although the term traditionally covers relief as well as intaglio carvings, and is essentially a branch of sculpture rather than engraving, as drills were the usual tools.

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  1. engraver

    An engraver is a person or a machine that etches or carves designs, letters, or patterns onto a hard surface such as metal, wood, or glass. This is usually done for the purposes of decoration, customisation, or creation of unique pieces of art. In a broader sense, an engraver can also refer to an artist who uses the process of engraving in printmaking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engravernoun

    one who engraves; a person whose business it is to produce engraved work, especially on metal or wood

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engraver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engraver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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