Definition of engrave
Examples of engrave in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of engrave from the Web
One of my friends gave me this silver necklace engraved with this as a simple reminder of my mom.
During his 24 hours on the lam, someone helped Boys separate the handcuffs he was caught wearing -- engraved with Daryle Holloway's name -- and provided him money and new clothing.
In addition to his key to Brooklyn, Loso's name was engraved on the Celebrity Walk, along with legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Right-hand rings can also be gifted to mothers upon the birth of a child — for an older mom, a ring engraved with the names of her kids becomes a precious keepsake.
It was engraved with USS Brumby, which was the ship that Michael Paalan was on.
A red brick engraved with the Best Family name, encircled with white roses and stones, served as a small memorial in the church courtyard.
One of Lauscher's Terezin students reportedly wrote a poem that has been engraved into a plaque that will be erected near the new tree at Northbrook Junior High.
To mark the retirement of 22-time major winner Graf, French Open organizers engraved her playing record on the door of her locker, No.19, and gave it to the German as a gift.
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Origin and Etymology of engrave
Middle French engraver, from en- + graver to grave, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English grafan to grave
First Known Use: 1509See Words from the same year
ENGRAVE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of engrave for Students
1 : to cut or carve (as letters or designs) on a hard surface an engraved pattern
2 : to cut (as letters or designs) on or into The jeweler engraved the ring with her initials.
3 : to print from a cut surface an engraved invitation
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