graver

noun
grav·​er | \ ˈgrā-vər How to pronounce graver (audio) \

Definition of graver

2 : any of various cutting or shaving tools used in graving or in hand metal-turning

Examples of graver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, however, an even graver omission may be the film’s failure to get inside the head of O’Neal, a man who ought to reside at the movie’s moral center but ends up being the void at its heart instead. Graham Hillard, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 An usher who had worked the show was subsequently diagnosed with the coronavirus, and as opening night approached, the news got graver. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2021 All Texans are harmed by Abbott's negligence, but certain communities are likely to face graver consequences. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 3 Mar. 2021 Will the consequences of such mixing be any graver? Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 27 Feb. 2021 But to the workers that these agencies are supposed to help, not getting the money one is legally entitled to represents a far graver threat than occasionally getting too much of it. Ava Kofman, oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2020 But to the workers that these agencies are supposed to help, not getting the money one is legally entitled to represents a far graver threat than occasionally getting too much of it. Ava Kofman, oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2020 But to the workers that these agencies are supposed to help, not getting the money one is legally entitled to represents a far graver threat than occasionally getting too much of it. Ava Kofman, oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2020 But to the workers that these agencies are supposed to help, not getting the money one is legally entitled to represents a far graver threat than occasionally getting too much of it. Ava Kofman, oregonlive, 31 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of graver

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for graver

Middle English

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“Graver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graver. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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