grave

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English grave, grafe, from Old English græf (cave, grave, trench), from Proto-Germanic *grabą, *grabō (grave, trench, ditch), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ- (to dig, scratch, scrape). Cognate with Dutch graf (a grave), Low German graf (a grave), German Grab (a grave), Swedish grav (a grave), Icelandic gröf (a grave). Cognate to Albanian gropë (a ditch, hole). Related to groove.

Noun[edit]

A freshly dug grave

grave (plural graves)

  1. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher.
    • (Can we date this quote?), John 11:17:
      He had lain in the grave four days.
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert (author), Madame Bovary, Part III, Chapter X:
      They reached the cemetery. The men went right down to a place in the grass where a grave was dug. They ranged themselves all round; and while the priest spoke, the red soil thrown up at the sides kept noiselessly slipping down at the corners.
  2. death, destruction.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English graven, from Old English grafan (to dig, dig up, grave, engrave, carve, chisel), from Proto-Germanic *grabaną (to dig), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰrābʰ- (to dig, scratch, scrape). Cognate with Dutch graven (to dig), German graben (to dig), Swedish gräva (to dig).

Verb[edit]

grave (third-person singular simple present graves, present participle graving, simple past graved or grove, past participle graved or graven)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To dig.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
    • Exodus 28:9:
      Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel.
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      Deep lines were graven on her pale forehead, and on her wan, thin cheeks.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Robert Louis Stevenson, Requiem:
      This be the verse you grave for me / "Here he lies where he longs to be"
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To entomb; to bury.
  6. (transitive, obsolete, nautical) 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.
  7. (intransitive, obsolete) To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From French grave, from Latin gravis (heavy, important).

Adjective[edit]

grave (comparative graver, superlative gravest)

  1. (obsolete) Influential, important; authoritative. [16th-18th c.]
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.7:
      An illiterate fool sits in a mans seat; and the common people hold him learned, grave, and wise.
  2. Characterised by a dignified sense of seriousness; not cheerful, sombre. [from 16th c.]
  3. Low in pitch, tone etc. [from 17th c.]
    • (Can we date this quote?) Moore, Encyclopedia of Music:
      The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone.
  4. Serious, in a negative sense; important, formidable. [from 19th c.]
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grave (plural graves)

  1. A written accent used in French, Italian, and other languages. è is an e with a grave accent.
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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡraːvə/, [ˈɡ̊ʁɑːvə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian grave, from Latin gravis (heavy, grave).

Adverb[edit]

grave

  1. (music) grave (low in pitch, tone etc.)
  2. accent graveaccent grave, grave accent

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse grafa (to dig, bury).

Verb[edit]

grave (imperative grav, infinitive at grave, present tense graver, past tense gravede, past participle har gravet)

  1. dig (to move hard-packed earth out of the way)
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Etymology 3[edit]

See grav (grave, tomb, pit).

Noun[edit]

grave c

  1. plural indefinite of grav

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grave

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of graven

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grave

  1. seriously, gravely

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gravis.

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grave (masculine and feminine, plural graves)

  1. serious
  2. solemn

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grave

  1. (informal) much; a lot
    Je te kiffe grave !
    I love you like crazy!

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grave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of graver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of graver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of graver
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of graver
  5. second-person singular imperative of graver

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gravis.

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grave m, f (masculine and feminine plural gravi)

  1. grave, serious
  2. heavy
  3. solemn

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Latin[edit]

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grave

  1. nominative neuter singular of gravis
  2. accusative neuter singular of gravis
  3. vocative neuter singular of gravis

Middle French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

grave f (plural graves)

  1. gravel

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

grave (present tense grev, past tense grov, past participle grave, passive infinitive gravast, present participle gravande, imperative grav)

  1. Alternative form of grava.

Old French[edit]

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grave f (oblique plural graves, nominative singular grave, nominative plural graves)

  1. gravel

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Portuguese[edit]

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grave

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of gravar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of gravar
  3. first-person singular imperative of gravar
  4. third-person singular imperative of gravar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin gravis.

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grave m, f (plural graves)

  1. serious, grave
  2. bass (sound)
  3. solemn
  4. (grammar) stressed in the penultimate syllable: paroxytone

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grave

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of gravar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of gravar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of gravar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of gravar.

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grave

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of grav.