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.
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
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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