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in- +‎ grave. Compare engrave.


ingrave (third-person singular simple present ingraves, present participle ingraving, simple past and past participle ingraved)

  1. Obsolete form of engrave.
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    • 1747, William Faithorne, Sculptura Historico-technica: Or the History and Art of Ingraving (etc.), page 11,
      [] M. Anthony Bos, who both etched and ingraved in a Stile of his own, did not ſucceed ſo well; [] .
    • 1840, Benjamin Barnard, William Henry Black, Illustrations of Ancient State and Chivalry from Manuscripts Preserved in the Ashmolean Museum, footnote, page 93,
      Even in Ashmole's plate of the feast of Saint George, in the Hall at Windsor, (ingraved by Hollar,) the Knights may be seen, feeding themselves with their fingers: one only appears to be using a fork or spoon.
    • 1991, Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella (translators), The Lives of the Artists, [from 1550, G. Vasari, Le Vite de' più eccellenti pittori, scultori, e architettori da Cimabue insino a' tempi nostri], page 91,
      This work, with its border decorations ingraved with festoons of fruit and animals all cast in metal, cost twenty-two thousand florins, while the bronze doors themselves weighed thirty-four thousand pounds.
  2. (obsolete) To bury.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ingrave in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)