from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who carves or engraves.
- n. See burin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a burin
- n. a carver or engraver
- adj. comparative form of grave: more grave
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who graves; an engraver or a sculptor; one whose occupation is te cut letters or figures in stone or other hard material.
- n. An ergraving or cutting tool; a burin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who carves or engraves; one whose profession it is to cut letters or figures in metal, stone, or other hard material: formerly applied also to a sculptor.
- n. A tool used for engraving; a burin; also, a sculptors' chisel.
- n. An instrument used for turning iron after it has been roughed out by the heel-tool.—
- n. A shaver, a tool wherewith “bowyers use to shave bows.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tool used by an engraver
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We are being told that we are in graver danger than ever, and that we must change our lives in drastic and inconvenient ways in order to be secure.
Jane came forth with her rosy morning face, her expression graver than of wont.
The more, therefore, an aristocracy calls to its aid its innate forces, -- its impenetrability, its high spirit, its power of haughty resistance, -- to deal with an epoch of expansion, the graver is the danger, the greater the certainty of explosion, the surer the aristocracy's defeat; for it is trying to do violence to nature instead of working along with it.
He scarce ever made his first Entrance in a Play but he was received with an involuntary Applause, not of Hands only, for those may be, and have often been partially prostituted and bespoken, but by a General Laughter which the very Sight of him provoked and Nature cou'd not resist; yet the louder the Laugh the graver was his Look upon it; and sure, the ridiculous Solemnity of his Features were enough to have set a whole Bench of Bishops into a Titter, cou'd he have been honour'd (may it be no Offence to suppose it) with such grave and right reverend Auditors.
Secretary General Kofi Annan criticized it for "disproportionate focus on violations by Israel," while neglecting other parts of the world such as Darfur, which he termed a "graver" crisis.
One of the flunkies is this clubkid who, as a zombie, is the unliving embodiment of "graver".
"sobersides," as Mary Bertram sometimes called their graver discussions.
Amplification, then, is a kind of graver affirmation, which by exciting feelings in the mind conciliates belief to one's assertion.
After the wheel is mounted, it is better to turn it quite true by means of a watch-maker's "graver" or other suitable tool.
Fox, then a 'graver's apprentice, to return with him to America.