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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'carve.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: 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
What made you want to look up carve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to pay off by making regular payments
Get Word of the Day daily email!