Definition of carve
- carved fretwork
- carve out a career
- carved the turkey
We carved an ice sculpture.
Who is going to carve the turkey?
He carved while I made the gravy.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to make (something, such as a sculpture or design) by cutting off pieces of the material it is made of
: to cut (something, such as a pattern or design) into a surface
: to create (something) by cutting into a surface
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