engrave

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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engrave ‎(third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (transitive) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
    He engraved the plaque with his name.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VIII, The Younger Set:
      Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
  2. (transitive) To carve (something) into a material.
    He engraved his name.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From en- +‎ grave.

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engrave ‎(third-person singular simple present engraves, present participle engraving, simple past and past participle engraved)

  1. (obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      So both agree their bodies to engraue; / The great earthes wombe they open to the sky [...].

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Verb[edit]

engrave

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

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