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.
1. Made by engraving or ornamented with engraving.
2. Zoöl. Having the surface covered with irregular, impressed lines.
adj : cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
"engraved invitations" [syn: etched, graven, incised,