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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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. 
  ``To  carve  a  capon.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carved 
  adj  :  made  for  formed  by  carving  (`carven'  is  archaic  or 
  literary);  "the  carved  fretwork";  "an  intricately 
  carved  door";  "stood  as  if  carven  from  stone"  [syn:  {carven}] 
  [ant:  {uncarved}] 




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