engrave

See also: engravé

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈɡɹeɪv/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪv
  • Hyphenation: en‧grave

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier ingrave, equivalent to en- +‎ grave (to carve, engrave). More at grave.

VerbEdit

engrave (third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (transitive) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
    He engraved the plaque with his name.
    • 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
      Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
  2. (transitive) To carve (something) into a material.
    He engraved his name.
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Etymology 2Edit

From en- +‎ grave.

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engrave (third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.

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engrave

  1. inflection of engraver:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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