engrave

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verb en·grave \in-ˈgrāv, en-\

Definition of engrave

engraved

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engraving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to impress deeply as if with a graver the incident was engraved in his memoryb :  to form by incision (as on wood or metal)

  3. 2a :  to cut figures, letters, or designs on for printing; also :  to print from an engraved plate an engraved invitationb :  photoengrave

engraver

noun

Examples of engrave in a sentence

  1. They will engrave your initials on the ring for free.

  2. She had the ring engraved with her initials.

  3. The image was engraved on the plaque.

Origin and Etymology of engrave

Medieval French engraver, from en- + graver to grave, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English grafan to grave


First Known Use: 1509


ENGRAVE Defined for English Language Learners

engrave

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verb en·grave \in-ˈgrāv, en-\

Definition of engrave for English Language Learners

  • : to cut or carve lines, letters, designs, etc., onto or into a hard surface


ENGRAVE Defined for Kids

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verb en·grave \in-ˈgrāv\

Definition of engrave for Students

engraved

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engraving

  1. 1 :  to cut or carve (as letters or designs) on a hard surface an engraved pattern

  2. 2 :  to cut (as letters or designs) on or into The jeweler engraved the ring with her initials.

  3. 3 :  to print from a cut surface an engraved invitation

engraver

noun


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