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ENGRAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does engrave mean? 

ENGRAVE (verb)
  The verb ENGRAVE has 4 senses:

1. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
2. impress or affect deeply
3. carve, cut, or etch into a block used for printing or print from such a block
4. carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into

  Familiarity information: ENGRAVE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENGRAVE (verb)


Sense 1engrave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

engrave; inscribe; grave; scratch

Context examples:

engrave a pen / engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup / the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Hypernyms (to "engrave" is one way to...):

carve; chip at (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "engrave"):

character (engrave or inscribe characters on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2engrave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impress or affect deeply

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The event engraved itself into her memory

Hypernyms (to "engrave" is one way to...):

affect; impress; move; strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3engrave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carve, cut, or etch into a block used for printing or print from such a block

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

engrave a letter

Hypernyms (to "engrave" is one way to...):

print (make into a print)

Domain category:

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "engrave"):

benday (reproduce by the Benday process)

stipple (engrave by means of dots and flicks)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4engrave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

engrave the pen with the owner's name

Hypernyms (to "engrave" is one way to...):

carve; chip at (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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