Definition of engrave
- the incident was engraved in his memory
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'engrave.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 1509See Words from the same year
: to cut or carve lines, letters, designs, etc., onto or into a hard surface
What made you want to look up engrave? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to speak or write verbosely and windily
Get Word of the Day daily email!