en·grave /ɪnˈgrev, ɛn-/
En·grave, v. t. To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Obs.] “Their corses to engrave.”
En·grave v. t. [imp. Engraved p. p. Engraved or Engraven p. pr. & vb. n. Engraving.]
1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.]
Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh
He did engrave. --Spenser.
2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 11.
3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke.
v 1: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a
pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
[syn: grave, inscribe]
2: impress or affect deeply; "The event engraved itself into
3: carve, cut, or etch into a block used for printing or print
from such a block; "engrave a letter"
4: carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into; "engrave the
pen with the owner's name"