Simple Definition of engrave
: to cut or carve lines, letters, designs, etc., onto or into a hard surface
Full Definition of engrave
Examples of engrave
They will engrave your initials on the ring for free.
She had the ring engraved with her initials.
The image was engraved on the plaque.
Origin of engrave
Middle French engraver, from en- + graver to grave, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English grafan to grave
First Known Use: 1509
Rhymes with engrave
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