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English Dictionary: graving by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grave \Grave\, v. t. [imp. {Graved} (gr[amac]vd); p. p. {Graven}
      (gr[amac]v"'n) or {Graved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Graving}.] [AS.
      grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D.
      graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw.
      gr[aum]fva, Icel. grafa, but prob. not to Gr. gra`fein to
      write, E. graphic. Cf. {Grave}, n., {Grove}, n.]
      1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
                     He hath graven and digged up a pit.   --Ps. vii. 16
                                                                              (Book of
      2. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard
            substance; to engrave.
                     Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them
                     the names of the children of Israel.   --Ex. xxviii.
      3. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel;
            to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
                     With gold men may the hearte grave.   --Chaucer.
      4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
                     O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior.
      5. To entomb; to bury. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
                     Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Graving \Grav"ing\, n. [From Grave to clean.]
      The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
      {Graving dock}. (Naut.) See under Dock.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Graving \Grav"ing\, n. [From Grave to dig.]
      l. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, esp.
            by incision or in intaglio.
      2. That which is graved or carved. [R.]
                     Skillful to . . . grave any manner of graving. --2
                                                                              Chron. ii. 14.
      3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart.
                     New gravings upon their souls.            --Eikon

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (1.) Heb. hatsabh. Job 19:24, rendered "graven," but generally
      means hewn stone or wood, in quarry or forest.
         (2.) Heb. harush. Jer. 17:1, rendered "graven," and indicates
      generally artistic work in metal, wood, and stone, effected by
      fine instruments.
         (3.) Heb. haqaq. Ezek. 4:1, engraving a plan or map, rendered
      "pourtray;" Job 19:23, "written."
         (4.) Heb. pasal points rather to the sculptor's or the
      carver's art (Isa. 30:22; 40:19; 41:7; 44:12-15).
         (5.) Pathah refers to intaglio work, the cutting and engraving
      of precious stones (Ex. 28:9-11, 21; Zech. 3:9; Cant. 1:10, 11).
         (6.) Heret. In Ex. 32:4 rendered "graving tool;" and in Isa.
      8:1, "a pen."
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