Grave, v. t. [imp. Graved p. p. Graven or Graved; p. pr. & vb. n. Graving.]
1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
He hath graven and digged up a pit. --Ps. vii. 16 (Book of Common Prayer).
2. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 9.
3. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
With gold men may the hearte grave. --Chaucer.
4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior.
5. To entomb; to bury. [Obs.]
Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak.
1. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, especially by incision or in intaglio.
2. That which is graved or carved. [R.]
Skillful to . . . grave any manner of graving. --2 Chron. ii. 14.
3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart.
New gravings upon their souls. --Eikon Basilike
Grav·ing n. The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
Graving dock. Naut. See under Dock.
(1.) Heb. hatsabh. Job 19:24, rendered "graven," but generally
means hewn stone or wood, in quarry or forest.
(2.) Heb. harush. Jer. 17:1, rendered "graven," and indicates
generally artistic work in metal, wood, and stone, effected by
(3.) Heb. haqaq. Ezek. 4:1, engraving a plan or map, rendered
"pourtray;" Job 19:23, "written."
(4.) Heb. pasal points rather to the sculptor's or the
carver's art (Isa. 30:22; 40:19; 41:7; 44:12-15).
(5.) Pathah refers to intaglio work, the cutting and engraving
of precious stones (Ex. 28:9-11, 21; Zech. 3:9; Cant. 1:10, 11).
(6.) Heret. In Ex. 32:4 rendered "graving tool;" and in Isa.
8:1, "a pen."