Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To carve, cut, or etch into a material.
  • transitive verb To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into.
  • transitive verb To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
  • transitive verb To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
  • transitive verb To impress deeply as if by carving or etching.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cut in; make by incision; produce or form by incision on a hard surface.
  • To imprint; impress deeply; infix.
  • To cut or carve in sunken patterns; incise with letters or figures, or with the lines representing any object: applied especially to work on metal, but also to work on stone and other hard materials.
  • To deposit in a grave; bury; inter; inhume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To deposit in the grave; to bury.
  • transitive verb obsolete To cut in; to make by incision.
  • transitive verb To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
  • transitive verb To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like.
  • transitive verb To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To put in a grave, to bury.
  • verb transitive To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
  • verb transitive To carve (something) into a material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
  • verb carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
  • verb impress or affect deeply
  • verb carve or cut a design or letters into

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From en- +‎ grave.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From earlier ingrave, equivalent to en- +‎ grave (“to carve, engrave”). More at grave.

Examples

  • Most English translations give "entomb" for "begraben," but I've been struck by the way the English word "engrave" includes the same root.

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  • There is one solo in which the soprano sings that she wants to "engrave" the crucified Jesus in her heart; the German pun is amazing in itself...

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  • There is one solo in which the soprano sings that she wants to "engrave" the crucified Jesus in her heart; the German pun is amazing in itself, but the music is so ravishing that I find myself caught up in its imaginative reality: it arouses feelings of tenderness and grief and devotion that I can't say I want to reject.

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  • If something needs to be done, I do it, I told him in a tone of voice that would engrave the words in his brain.

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  • A while ago I learned to engrave copper, and I enjoyed doing it so much I was also pleased with myself for having acquired an anachronistic and highly specialized skill that I engraved every hard surface I could find.

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  • A while ago I learned to engrave copper, and I enjoyed doing it so much I was also pleased with myself for having acquired an anachronistic and highly specialized skill that I engraved every hard surface I could find.

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  • John McGiver, as the Tiffany clerk who agrees to engrave the Crackerjack ring, is superb.

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  • If something needs to be done, I do it, I told him in a tone of voice that would engrave the words in his brain.

    Olivia

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