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graver


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Graver  \Graver\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  graves;  an  engraver  or  a  sculptor;  one  whose 
  occupation  is  te  cut  letters  or  figures  in  stone  or  other 
  hard  material. 
 
  2.  An  ergraving  or  cutting  tool;  a  burin. 




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