Engrave En*grave", v. t. [imp. {Engraved}; p. p. {Engraved} or {Engraven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Engraving}.] [Pref. en- + grave to carve: cf. OF. engraver.] 1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did engrave. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions. [1913 Webster]

Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription. [1913 Webster]

4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver. [1913 Webster]

Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Engrave — En*grave , v. t. [Pref. en + grave a tomb. Cf. {Engrave} to carve.] To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Obs.] Their corses to engrave. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • engrave — index brand (mark), delineate, inscribe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • engrave — late 15c. (implied in ingraved), from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + obsolete verb grave carve (see GRAVE (Cf. grave) (v.)). Related: Engraved; engraving …   Etymology dictionary

  • engrave — incise, *carve, etch, sculpture, sculpt, sculp, chisel Analogous words: delineate, depict, limn, portray (see REPRESENT): imprint, impress, print (see corresponding nouns at IMPRESSION) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • engrave — [v] carve letters or designs into bite, burn, chase, chisel, crosshatch, cut, diaper, embed, enchase, etch, fix, grave, hatch, impress, imprint, infix, ingrain, initial, inscribe, instill, intaglio, lithograph, lodge, mezzotint, ornament, print,… …   New thesaurus

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  • engrave — [en grāv′, ingrāv′] vt. engraved, engraving [Fr engraver < en , in + graver, to incise < OFr grafe, stylus < L graphium < Gr graphion, graving tool < graphein: see GRAPHIC] 1. to cut or incise letters, designs, etc. in or on (a… …   English World dictionary

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