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

 carv·ing /ˈkɑrvɪŋ/

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)

 Carv·ing, n.
 1. The act or art of one who carves.
 2. A piece of decorative work cut in stone, wood, or other material. Carving in wood.”
 3. The whole body of decorative sculpture of any kind or epoch, or in any material; as, the Italian carving of the 15th century.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sculpture created by carving (as wood or ivory or stone)
      2: cutting away parts to create a desired shape [syn: cutting]
      3: creating figures or designs in three dimensions [syn: sculpture]