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grave


  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grave  \Grave\,  v.  i. 
  To  write  or  delineate  on  hard  substances,  by  means  of  incised 
  lines;  to  practice  engraving. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grave  \Grave\,  n.  [AS.  gr?f,  fr  grafan  to  dig;  akin  to  D.  &  OS 
  graf,  G.  grab,  Icel.  gr["o]f,  Russ.  grob'  grave,  coffin.  See 
  {Grave}  to  carve.] 
  An  excavation  in  the  earth  as  a  place  of  burial;  also  any 
  place  of  interment;  a  tomb;  a  sepulcher.  Hence:  Death; 
  destruction. 
 
  He  bad  lain  in  the  grave  four  days.  --John  xi  17. 
 
  {Grave  wax},  adipocere. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -grave  \-grave\ 
  A  final  syllable  signifying  a  ruler,  as  in  landgrave, 
  margrave.  See  {Margrave.} 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grave  \Grave\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  clean,  as  a  vessel's  bottom,  of  barnacles,  grass,  etc., 
  and  pay  it  over  with  pitch;  --  so  called  because  graves  or 
  greaves  was  formerly  used  for  this  purpose. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grave  \Grave\,  a.  [Compar.  {Graver}  (gr[=a]v"[~e]r);  superl. 
  {Gravest.}]  [F.,  fr  L.  gravis  heavy;  cf  It  &  Sp  grave 
  heavy,  grave.  See  {Grief.}] 
  1.  Of  great  weight;  heavy;  ponderous.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  shield  grave  and  great.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  Of  importance;  momentous;  weighty;  influential;  sedate; 
  serious;  --  said  of  character,  relations,  etc.;  as  grave 
  deportment,  character,  influence,  etc 
 
  Most  potent,  grave,  and  reverend  seigniors.  --Shak. 
 
  A  grave  and  prudent  law,  full  of  moral  equity. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Not  light  or  gay;  solemn;  sober;  plain;  as  a  grave  color; 
  a  grave  face. 
 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  Not  acute  or  sharp;  low  deep;  --  said  of  sound;  as  a 
  grave  note  or  key. 
 
  The  thicker  the  cord  or  string,  the  more  grave 
  is  the  note  or  tone.  --Moore 
  (Encyc.  of 
  Music). 
  b  Slow  and  solemn  in  movement. 
 
  {Grave  accent}.  (Pron.)  See  the  Note  under  {Accent},  n.,  2. 
 
  Syn:  Solemn;  sober;  serious;  sage;  staid;  demure;  thoughtful; 
  sedate;  weighty;  momentous;  important. 
 
  Usage:  {Grave},  {Sober},  {Serious},  {Solemn.}  Sober  supposes 
  the  absence  of  all  exhilaration  of  spirits,  and  is 
  opposed  to  gay  or  flighty;  as  sober  thought.  Serious 
  implies  considerateness  or  reflection,  and  is  opposed 
  to  jocose  or  sportive;  as  serious  and  important 
  concerns.  Grave  denotes  a  state  of  mind,  appearance, 
  etc.,  which  results  from  the  pressure  of  weighty 
  interests,  and  is  opposed  to  hilarity  of  feeling  or 
  vivacity  of  manner;  as  a  qrave  remark;  qrave  attire. 
  Solemn  is  applied  to  a  case  in  which  gravity  is 
  carried  to  its  highest  point;  as  a  solemn  admonition; 
  a  solemn  promise. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grave  \Grave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Graved}  (gr[=a]vd);  p.  p.  {Graven} 
  (gr[=a]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 
  Common 
  Prayer). 
 
  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. 
  9. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grave 
  adj  1:  dignified  and  somber  in  manner  or  character;  "a  grave 
  God-fearing  man";  "a  quiet  sedate  nature";  "sober  as  a 
  judge";  "the  judge  was  solemn  as  he  pronounced 
  sentence"  [syn:  {sedate},  {sober},  {solemn}] 
  2:  causing  fear  or  anxiety  by  threatening  great  harm;  "a 
  dangerous  operation";  "a  grave  situation";  "a  grave 
  illness";  "grievous  bodily  harm";  "a  serious  wound";  "a 
  serious  turn  of  events";  "a  severe  case  of  pneumonia" 
  [syn:  {dangerous},  {grievous},  {serious},  {severe}] 
  3:  of  great  gravity  or  crucial  import;  requiring  serious 
  thought;  "grave  responsibilities";  "faced  a  grave  decision 
  in  a  time  of  crisis";  "a  grievous  fault";  "heavy  matters 
  of  state";  "the  weighty  matters  to  be  discussed  at  the 
  peace  conference"  [syn:  {grievous},  {heavy},  {weighty}] 
  n  1:  death  of  a  person;  "he  went  to  his  grave  without  forgiving 
  me";  "from  cradle  to  grave" 
  2:  a  place  for  the  burial  of  a  corpse  (especially  beneath  the 
  ground  and  marked  by  a  tombstone);  "he  put  flowers  on  his 
  mother's  grave"  [syn:  {tomb}] 
  3:  a  mark  (`)  placed  above  a  vowel  to  indicate  pronunciation 
  [syn:  {grave  accent}] 
  v  1:  shape  (stone  or  wood,  for  example)  by  whittling  away  at  it 
  "She  is  sculpting  an  image  of  her  husband"  [syn:  {sculpt}, 
  {sculpture}] 
  2:  write  upon  engrave  a  pen,  for  example  [syn:  {engrave},  {inscribe}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grave 
  Among  the  ancient  Hebrews  graves  were  outside  of  cities  in  the 
  open  field  (Luke  7:12;  John  11:30).  Kings  (1  Kings  2:10)  and 
  prophets  (1  Sam.  25:1)  were  generally  buried  within  cities. 
  Graves  were  generally  grottoes  or  caves,  natural  or  hewn  out  in 
  rocks  (Isa.  22:16;  Matt.  27:60).  There  were  family  cemeteries 
  (Gen.  47:29;  50:5;  2  Sam.  19:37).  Public  burial-places  were 
  assigned  to  the  poor  (Jer.  26:23;  2  Kings  23:6).  Graves  were 
  usually  closed  with  stones,  which  were  whitewashed,  to  warn 
  strangers  against  contact  with  them  (Matt.  23:27),  which  caused 
  ceremonial  pollution  (Num.  19:16). 
 
  There  were  no  graves  in  Jerusalem  except  those  of  the  kings, 
  and  according  to  tradition  that  of  the  prophetess  Huldah. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GRAVE,  n.  A  place  in  which  the  dead  are  laid  to  await  the  coming  of 
  the  medical  student. 
 
  Beside  a  lonely  grave  I  stood  -- 
  With  brambles  'twas  encumbered; 
  The  winds  were  moaning  in  the  wood, 
  Unheard  by  him  who  slumbered, 
 
  A  rustic  standing  near  I  said: 
  "He  cannot  hear  it  blowing!" 
  "'Course  not,"  said  he:  "the  feller's  dead  -- 
  He  can't  hear  nowt  [sic]  that's  going." 
 
  "Too  true,"  I  said  "alas,  too  true  -- 
  No  sound  his  sense  can  quicken!" 
  "Well,  mister,  wot  is  that  to  you?  -- 
  The  deadster  ain't  a-kickin'." 
 
  I  knelt  and  prayed:  "O  Father,  smile 
  On  him  and  mercy  show  him!" 
  That  countryman  looked  on  the  while 
  And  said:  "Ye  didn't  know  him." 
  Pobeter  Dunko 
 
 




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