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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grave, a. [Compar. Graver superl. Gravest.]
 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.]
    His shield grave and great.   --Chapman.
 2. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
    Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors.   --Shak.
    A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity.   --Milton.
 3. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
 4. Mus. (a) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
    The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone.   --Moore (Encyc. of Music).
 (b) Slow and solemn in movement.
 Grave accent. Pron. See the Note under Accent, n., 2.
 Syn: -- Solemn; sober; serious; sage; staid; demure; thoughtful; sedate; weighty; momentous; important.
 Usage: --  Grave, Sober, Serious, Solemn. Sober supposes the absence of all exhilaration of spirits, and is opposed to gay or flighty; as, sober thought. Serious implies considerateness or reflection, and is opposed to jocose or sportive; as, serious and important concerns. Grave denotes a state of mind, appearance, etc., which results from the pressure of weighty interests, and is opposed to hilarity of feeling or vivacity of manner; as, a qrave remark; qrave attire. Solemn is applied to a case in which gravity is carried to its highest point; as, a solemn admonition; a solemn promise.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Graver n.
 1. One who graves; an engraver or a sculptor; one whose occupation is te cut letters or figures in stone or other hard material.
 2. An ergraving or cutting tool; a burin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a tool used by an engraver [syn: graving tool, pointel,