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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 carve /ˈkɑrv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carved p. pr. & vb. n. Carving.]
 1. To cut. [Obs.]
    Or they will carven the shepherd's throat.   --Spenser.
 2. To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
    Carved with figures strange and sweet.   --Coleridge.
 3. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
    An angel carved in stone.   --Tennyson.
    We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone.   --C. Wolfe.
 4. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion. “To carve a capon.”
 5. To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
    My good blade carved the casques of men.   --Tennyson.
    A million wrinkles carved his skin.   --Tennyson.
 6. To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
    Who could easily have carved themselves their own food.   --South.
 7. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
    Lie ten nights awake carving the fashion of a new doublet.   --Shak.
 To carve out, to make or get by cutting, or as if by cutting; to cut out.  “[Macbeth] with his brandished steel . . . carved out his passage.”
    Fortunes were carved out of the property of the crown.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carve, v. i.
 1. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
 2. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carve, n. A carucate. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
      2: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's
         name into the bark" [syn: chip at]
      3: cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham" [syn: cut up]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The arts of engraving and carving were much practised among the
    Jews. They were practised in connection with the construction of
    the tabernacle and the temple (Ex. 31:2, 5; 35:33; 1 Kings 6:18,
    35; Ps. 74:6), as well as in the ornamentation of the priestly
    dresses (Ex. 28:9-36; Zech. 3:9; 2 Chr. 2:7, 14). Isaiah
    (44:13-17) gives a minute description of the process of carving
    idols of wood.