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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  Full  many  wounds  in  his  corrupted  flesh  He  did 
  engrave.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  cut  with  a  graving  instrument  in  order  to  form  an 
  inscription  or  pictorial  representation;  to  carve  figures; 
  to  mark  with  incisions. 
 
  Like  .  .  .  .  a  signet  thou  engrave  the  two  stones 
  with  the  names  of  the  children  of  Israel.  --Ex. 
  xxviii.  11. 
 
  3.  To  form  or  represent  by  means  of  incisions  upon  wood, 
  stone,  metal,  or  the  like  as  to  engrave  an  inscription. 
 
  4.  To  impress  deeply;  to  infix,  as  if  with  a  graver. 
 
  Engrave  principles  in  men's  minds.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Engraving  \En*grav"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  art  of  producing  upon  hard  material  incised  or 
  raised  patterns,  characters,  lines,  and  the  like 
  especially,  the  art  of  producing  such  lines,  etc.,  in  the 
  surface  of  metal  plates  or  blocks  of  wood.  Engraving  is 
  used  for  the  decoration  of  the  surface  itself  also  for 
  producing  an  original,  from  which  a  pattern  or  design  may 
  be  printed  on  paper. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  engraved;  an  engraved  plate. 
 
  3.  An  impression  from  an  engraved  plate,  block  of  wood,  or 
  other  material;  a  print. 
 
  Note:  Engraving  on  wood  is  called  xylography;  on  copper, 
  chalcography;  on  stone  lithography.  Engravings  or 
  prints  take  from  wood  blocks  are  usually  called  wood 
  cuts,  those  from  stone,  lithographs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  engraving 
  n  1:  a  print  made  from  an  engraving 
  2:  a  block  or  plate  that  has  been  engraved 
  3:  making  engraved  or  etched  plates  and  printing  designs  from 
  them  [syn:  {etching}] 




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