Definitions for grave
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word grave.
death of a person
"he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
"he put flowers on his mother's grave"
grave accent, graveadjective
a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
grave, sedate, sober, solemnadjective
dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
"a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
"a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
grave, grievous, heavy, weightyverb
of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
sculpt, sculpture, graveverb
shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
"She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: a final syllable in the names of places, is from the Saxon græf , a grove or cave. Edmund Gibson Camden.
Etymology: grave, French; gravis, Latin.
To th’ more mature,
A glass that featur’d them; and to the grave,
A child that guided dotards. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
We should have else desir’d
Your good advice, which still hath been both grave
And prosperous, in this day’s council. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
That grave awfulness, as in your best breed of mastives, or elegancy and prettiness, as in your lesser dogs, are modes of beauty. Henry More, Antidote against Atheism.
Even the grave and serious characters are distinguished by their several sorts of gravity. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.
Youth on silent wings is flown;
Graver years come rolling on. Matthew Prior.
To laugh, were want of goodness and of grace;
And to be grave, exceeds all pow’r of face. Alexander Pope, Epistles.
Folly-painting humour, grave himself,
Calls laughter forth. James Thomson, Winter.
The Roman state was of all others the most celebrated for their virtue, as the gravest of their own writers, and of strangers, do bear them witness. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sac. b. iii. c. 3.
Accent, in the Greek names and usage, seems to have regarded the tone of the voice; the acute accent raising the voice, in some certain syllables, to a higher, i. e. more acute pitch or tone, and the grave depressing it lower, and both having some emphasis, i. e. more vigorous pronunciation. William Holder, Elements of Speech.
The place in the ground in which the dead are reposited.
Etymology: græf, Saxon.
Now it is the time of night,
That the graves, all gaping wide,
Every one lets forth his spright,
In the church-way paths to glide. William Shakespeare.
Thou wilt not leave me in the loathsome grave. John Milton.
To walk upon the graves of our dead masters,
Is our own security. John Denham, Sophy.
A flood of waters would overwhelm all those fragments which the earth broke into, and bury in one common grave all mankind, and all the inhabitants of the earth. Burnet.
preter. graved; part. pass. graven.
Etymology: graver, French; γϱάφω.
Cornice with bossy sculptures graven. John Milton.
Such later vows, oaths, or leagues can never blot out those former gravings or characters, which by just and lawful oaths were made upon their souls. Charles I .
Thy sum of duty let two words contain;
O! may they graven in thy heart remain,
Be humble and be just. Matthew Prior.
What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it? Heb. ii. 18.
The gravers can and ought to imitate the bodies of the colours by the degrees of the lights and shadows: ’tis impossible to give much strength to what they grave, after the works of the schools, without imitating in some sort the colour of the objects. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
There’s more gold:
Do you damn others, and let this damn you:
And ditches grave you all! William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.
To write or delineate on hard substances.
Thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it. Ex. xxviii. 36.
to clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose
of great weight; heavy; ponderous
of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc
not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face
not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key
slow and solemn in movement
to dig. [Obs.] Chaucer
to carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave
to carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image
to impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly
to entomb; to bury
to write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving
an excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction
Etymology: [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS. graf, G. grab, Icel. grf, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See Grave to carve.]
A grave is a location where a dead body is buried. Graves are usually located in special areas set aside for the purpose of burial, such as graveyards or cemeteries. Certain details of a grave, such as the state of the body found within it and any objects found with the body, may provide information for archaeologists about how the body may have lived before its death, including the time period in which it lived and the culture that it had been a part of. In some religions, it is believed that the body must be burned for the soul to survive; in others, the complete decomposition
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grāv, v.t. to carve or cut on a hard substance: to engrave.—v.i. to engrave:—pa.p. graved or grāv′en.—n. a pit graved or dug out, esp. one in which to bury the dead: any place of burial: the abode of the dead: (fig.) death: destruction.—n.pl. Grave′-clothes, the clothes in which the dead are buried.—n. Grave′-dig′ger, one who digs graves.—adj. Grave′less (Shak.), without a grave, unburied.—ns. Grave′-mak′er (Shak.), a grave-digger; Grave′-stone, a stone laid over, or placed at the head of, a grave as a memorial; Grave′yard, a yard or enclosure used as a burial-ground.—With one foot in the grave, on the very borders of death. [A.S. grafan; Dut. graven, Ger. graben; Gr. graphein, to scratch, L. scribĕre, to write.]
grāv, v.t. to smear with graves or greaves, a mixture of tallow, rosin, &c. boiled together.—ns.pl. Graves, Greaves, tallow-drippings. [See Greaves.]
grāv, adj. of importance: serious: not gay or showy: sober: solemn; weighty: (mus.) not acute: low.—n. the grave accent, or its sign (`).—adv. Grave′ly.—n. Grave′ness. [Fr.,—L. gravis.]
grāv, n. a count, prefect, a person holding office, as in landgrave, margrave, burgrave, &c. [Dut. graaf, Ger. graf.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'grave' in Nouns Frequency: #1944
The numerical value of grave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of grave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
And given their history of repression, Chinese troops massed on border is cause for grave concern.
The main reason we’ve got to tell this story is to be honest with ourselves about what we are, and when you dig into this you begin to understand the depths of the wounds this inflicted and those wounds don’t go to the grave with Elbert Williams’ generation … they live on. Whatever the result, legally we think that the investigation itself is a great positive and that the end result will be a reconciliation.
To defund the police, take guns from police, and blame police for the growing crime problem is to render the police into a Reactive and not a Proactive force. This is not Nirvana. The followers of AOC, better known as All Out Crazy, want to weaken policing even more. The Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt, the Father of modern day policing, is probably turning in his grave as these events unfold.
Hark! here the sound of lute so sweet, And there the voice of wailing loud; Here scholars grave in conclave meet, There howls the brawling drunken crowd; Here, charming maidens full of glee, There, tottering, withered dames we see. Such light! Such shade! I cannot tell, If here we live in heaven or hell.
Every man's road in life is marked by the grave of his personal likings.
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Translations for grave
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- ضريح, قبرArabic
- qəbir, məzarAzerbaijani
- seriós, greu, sepulcreCatalan, Valencian
- hrob, závažný, vážnýCzech
- grav, begravelseDanish
- Grab, dumpf, gemessen, furchtgebietend, dunkel, gravitätisch, gewichtig, respektgebietendGerman
- βαρύς, τάφος, βαρείαGreek
- apremiante, bajo, grabar, esculpir, sombrío, grave, fosa, tumba, tallar, solemne, serio, reservado, seco, sepulturaSpanish
- گور, قبرPersian
- vakava, hauta, matalaFinnish
- grave, tombe, tailler, graver, sculpterFrench
- grêfWestern Frisian
- uaighScottish Gaelic
- क़ब्र, गंभीरHindi
- tomba, fossaItalian
- საფლავი, სამარეGeorgian
- мазар, қабырKazakh
- merzel, tirb, mezar, ziyaret, gorr, qebir, قهبر, گۆڕKurdish
- көр, мүрдө, мүрзө, бейитKyrgyz
- GrafLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຂຸມເຮ່ວ, ຊຸມຜີ, ຂຸມຝັງສົບLao
- pusara, kuburMalay
- gravNorwegian Nynorsk
- ингӕнOssetian, Ossetic
- poważny, grób, mogiłaPolish
- выреза́ть, гравирова́ть, серьёзный, моги́ла, гра́вис, [[производи́ть]] [[впечатле́ние]], [[произвести́]] [[впечатле́ние]], тяжёлый, ни́зкий, гробRussian
- гро̏б, grȍbSerbo-Croatian
- қабр, гӯрTajik
- หลุมฝังศพ, หลุมศพThai
- gör, mazarTurkmen
- qabr, goʻr, quburUzbek
- mả, mộ, dấu huyềnVietnamese
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