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grave

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1 having a matter of importance as its topic
  • This journal focuses on the grave issues confronting the nation.
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3 not joking or playful in mood or manner
  • When I asked him how his dog was doing, he looked grave and said, "Not good."
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4 having a low musical pitch or range
  • a grave hexachord
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serious, grave, solemn, sedate, staid, sober, earnest mean not light or frivolous. serious implies a concern for what really matters.
    • a serious play about social injustice
grave implies both seriousness and dignity in expression or attitude.
    • read the proclamation in a grave voice
solemn suggests an impressive gravity utterly free from levity.
    • a sad and solemn occasion
sedate implies a composed and decorous seriousness.
    • remained sedate amid the commotion
staid suggests a settled, accustomed sedateness and prim self-restraint.
    • a quiet and staid community
sober stresses seriousness of purpose and absence of levity or frivolity.
    • a sober look at the state of our schools
earnest suggests sincerity or often zealousness of purpose.
    • an earnest reformer

grave

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to cut (as letters or designs) on a hard surface
  • He graved his initials into the rock face.
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grave

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1 a final resting place for a dead person
  • The boy put flowers on his grandmother's grave.
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2 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • a rock star who found his early grave in a plane crash
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3 the state of being dead
  • a terrible fear of the grave
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