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English Dictionary: Carving by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Carving
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  2. removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    Synonym(s): carving, cutting
  3. creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    Synonym(s): sculpture, carving
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Carving \Carv"ing\, n.
      1. The act or art of one who carves.
      2. A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other
            material. [bd]Carving in wood.[b8] --Sir W. Temple.
      3. The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or
            epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the
            15th century.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Carve \Carve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Carving}.] [AS. ceorfan to cut, carve; akin to D. kerven, G.
      kerben, Dan. karve, Sw. karfva, and to Gr. [?] to write,
      orig. to scatch, and E. -graphy. Cf. {Graphic}.]
      1. To cut. [Obs.]
                     Or they will carven the shepherd's throat.
      2. To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic
            or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
                     Carved with figures strange and sweet. --Coleridge.
      3. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to
            form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
                     An angel carved in stone.                  --Tennyson.
                     We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.
                                                                              --C. Wolfe.
      4. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to
            divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
            [bd]To carve a capon.[b8] --Shak.
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