Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun . The act of laying in a grave; burial.
  • noun The act of engraving, or of cutting lines or figures in metal, stone, wood, etc.
  • noun 3. That which is graved or carved; an engraving.
  • noun Inscription or impression, as upon the mind or heart.
  • noun The act of cleaning a ship's bottom by scraping, burning, etc.

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

  • noun The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, especially by incision or in intaglio.
  • noun rare That which is graved or carved.
  • noun Impression, as upon the mind or heart.
  • noun The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
  • noun (Naut.) See under Dock.

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

  • verb Present participle of grave.

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Examples

  • There are the unkin, people who, through a traumatic or transcendent experience, become dislodged from reality, discovering their true name--their 'graving'--and becoming gods, angels and demons.

    The Book of All Hours by Hal Duncan

  • There always someone graving foa a position that makes them selfis and liers ...

    Poll: Lowering deficit more important than boosting economy

  • And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

    Balloon Juice » 2008 » October

  • And he received the gold at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a molten calf, and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you up out of Egypt.”

    The Ten Commandments

  • It is time to send the President defense budgets that have entire programs terminated, sort of like during the Korean War, when the GOP scrapped the USS America in its graving dock.

    After The Veto -- What's Next For Dems On Iraq?

  • Chris Weitz Movie something different than other Directors movie,they always trying to graving a massage to public.

    NEW MOON Director Chris Weitz is Hiring THE GARDENER – Collider.com

  • Bridges, tunnels, scows, tugs, graving docks, container ships, all the great works of transport, trade and linkage were directed in the end to this culminating structure.

    Underworld

  • Bridges, tunnels, scows, tugs, graving docks, container ships, all the great works of transport, trade and linkage were directed in the end to this culminating structure.

    Underworld

  • Those of us who cross the Hood Canal Bridge daily are still gritting our teeth on the graving dock fiasco in Port Angeles, where workers unearthed a few bones in the tidelands during preparation for pontoon construction.

    Sound Politics: Balterdash

  • The work of the graving-tool alone would be too pale; there must be poured into the channel a concentrated prose which bites.

    Les Miserables

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