What does engraving mean?

Definitions for engraving
ɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋen·grav·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. engravingnoun

    a print made from an engraving

  2. engravingnoun

    a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved

  3. engraving, etchingnoun

    making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them


  1. engravingnoun

    the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it

  2. engravingnoun

    an engraved image

  3. engravingnoun

    the art of drawing music notation at high quality, see Engraving

Webster Dictionary

  1. Engraving

    of Engrave

  2. Engravingnoun

    the act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper

  3. Engravingnoun

    that which is engraved; an engraved plate

  4. Engravingnoun

    an impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print


  1. Engraving

    Engraving is the practice of incising a design on to a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. 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 was a historically important method of producing images on paper, both in artistic printmaking, 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 It has long been replaced by various photographic processes in its commercial applications and, partly because of the difficulty of learning the technique, is much less common in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. 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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engraving in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engraving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of engraving in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

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