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NOUN (3)

1. death of a person;
- Example: "he went to his grave without forgiving me"
- Example: "from cradle to grave"

2. a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone);
- Example: "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
[syn: grave, tomb]

3. a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation;
[syn: grave accent, grave]


VERB (2)

1. shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it;
- Example: "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
[syn: sculpt, sculpture, grave]

2. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
- Example: "engrave a pen"
- Example: "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"
- Example: "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
[syn: scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises;
- Example: "a grave God-fearing man"
- Example: "a quiet sedate nature"
- Example: "as sober as a judge"
- Example: "a solemn promise"
- Example: "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
[syn: grave, sedate, sober, solemn]

2. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
- Example: "a dangerous operation"
- Example: "a grave situation"
- Example: "a grave illness"
- Example: "grievous bodily harm"
- Example: "a serious wound"
- Example: "a serious turn of events"
- Example: "a severe case of pneumonia"
- Example: "a life-threatening disease"
[syn: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening]

3. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought;
- Example: "grave responsibilities"
- Example: "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
- Example: "a grievous fault"
- Example: "heavy matters of state"
- Example: "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
[syn: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grave \Grave\, v. t. [imp. Graved (gr[=a]vd); p. p. Graven (gr[=a]v"'n) or Graved; p. pr. & vb. n. Graving.] [AS. grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D. graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw. gr[aum]fva, Icel. grafa, but prob. not to Gr. gra`fein to write, E. graphic. Cf. Grave, n., Grove, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] He hath graven and digged up a pit. --Ps. vii. 16 (Book of Common Prayer). [1913 Webster] 2. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. --Ex. xxviii. 9. [1913 Webster] 3. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image. [1913 Webster] With gold men may the hearte grave. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly. [1913 Webster] O! may they graven in thy heart remain. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 5. To entomb; to bury. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-grave \-grave\ A final syllable signifying a ruler, as in landgrave, margrave. See Margrave. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grave \Grave\, v. t. (Naut.) To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grave \Grave\, a. [Compar. Graver (gr[=a]v"[~e]r); superl. Gravest.] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See Grief.] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc. [1913 Webster] Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) (a) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key. [1913 Webster] The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone. --Moore (Encyc. of Music). (b) Slow and solemn in movement. [1913 Webster] Grave accent. (Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2. Syn: Solemn; sober; serious; sage; staid; demure; thoughtful; sedate; weighty; momentous; important. Usage: Grave, Sober, Serious, Solemn. Sober supposes the absence of all exhilaration of spirits, and is opposed to gay or flighty; as, sober thought. Serious implies considerateness or reflection, and is opposed to jocose or sportive; as, serious and important concerns. Grave denotes a state of mind, appearance, etc., which results from the pressure of weighty interests, and is opposed to hilarity of feeling or vivacity of manner; as, a qrave remark; qrave attire. Solemn is applied to a case in which gravity is carried to its highest point; as, a solemn admonition; a solemn promise. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grave \Grave\, v. i. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grave \Grave\, n. [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS. graf, G. grab, Icel. gr["o]f, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See Grave to carve.] An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction. [1913 Webster] He bad lain in the grave four days. --John xi. 17. [1913 Webster] Grave wax, adipocere. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

grave adj 1: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence" [syn: grave, sedate, sober, solemn] 2: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease" [syn: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening] 3: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference" [syn: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty] n 1: death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave" 2: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave" [syn: grave, tomb] 3: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: grave accent, grave] v 1: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband" [syn: sculpt, sculpture, grave] 2: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree" [syn: scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

453 Moby Thesaurus words for "grave": abject, abominable, acute, afflictive, agonizing, annihilation, arch, aristocratic, arrant, assemble, atrocious, august, autolithograph, awe-inspiring, awful, bane, baritone, barrow, base, bass, be a printmaker, beehive tomb, beggarly, biological death, biting, black, blackish, bleak, bone house, book, boundary stone, box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn, calendar, carve, cast, catacomb, catacombs, catalog, cenotaph, cessation of life, chalk, chalk up, character, charnel house, chase, check in, cheesy, chisel, chronicle, cist, cist grave, clinical death, column, comprehensive, consequential, considerable, contemptible, contralto, courtly, cramping, crease, cribble, critical, cromlech, cross, crosshatch, crossing the bar, crucial, cruel, crummy, crypt, cup, curtains, cut, cyclolith, dangerous, dark, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, deadly, death, death knell, debased, debt of nature, decease, decorous, deep, deep six, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, degraded, demise, demure, departure, depraved, despicable, destructive, dignified, dire, dirty, disgusting, dismal, dissolution, distressing, docket, dokhma, dolmen, doom, dour, dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreary, drive, dusk, dusky, dying, earnest, ebb of life, elevated, enchase, end, end of life, ending, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, etch, eternal rest, excruciating, execrable, exhaustive, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fatal, fateful, fell, file, fill out, final summons, finger of death, flagrant, footstone, formal, formidable, foul, found, frowning, full, fulsome, funebrial, funereal, furrow, gloomy, gnawing, going, going off, grand, gravestone, gray, great, grievous, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griping, groove, gross, hammer, hand of death, hard, harrowing, harsh, hatch, headstone, heavy, heinous, hoarstone, hollow, horrible, house of death, hurtful, hurting, impanel, important, imposing, impress, imprint, incise, inculcate, index, infix, inscribe, inscription, insculpture, insert, inspiring, instill, intense, irresistible, jaws of death, jot down, killing, kingly, knell, last debt, last home, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving life, line, list, lithograph, little, lofty, log, long home, long-faced, lordly, loss of life, low, low green tent, low house, low-down, low-pitched, lumpen, magisterial, main, majestic, major, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, make prints, making an end, mangy, mark, mark down, marker, mastaba, matriculate, mausoleum, mean, measly, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mighty, minute, miserable, model, moderate, mold, monolith, monstrance, monstrous, monument, mound, moving, mummy chamber, murderous, narrow house, necrology, nefarious, nigrescent, no-nonsense, noble, note, note down, obelisk, obituary, obnoxious, odious, ossuarium, ossuary, painful, paltry, paroxysmal, parting, passage grave, passing, passing away, passing over, perilous, perishing, petty, piercing, pillar, pit, pivotal, place upon record, plaque, plenary, poignant, poky, poll, ponderous, poor, portentous, post, post up, pound, powerful, pressing, princely, print, prize, pungent, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, pyramid, queenly, quietus, racking, rank, record, reduce to writing, regal, register, release, reliquary, remembrance, reptilian, rest, resting place, reward, ribbon, rostral column, royal, sad, saturnine, scabby, score, scrape, scratch, scrubby, scruffy, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, scummy, scurvy, sedate, sentence of death, sepulcher, sepulchral, sepulture, serious, set down, severe, shabby, shades of death, shadow of death, shaft, shaft grave, sharp, shoddy, shooting, shrine, sleep, small, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solder, solemn, somatic death, somber, sombrous, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, squalid, stabbing, staid, stamp, stately, statuesque, stela, stinging, stipple, stone, stone-faced, straight-faced, strong, stupa, sublime, summons of death, swart, swarthy, tablet, tabulate, take down, tape, tape-record, temperate, terrible, testimonial, thoughtful, tomb, tombstone, tool, tope, tormenting, torturous, total, tower of silence, triste, trophy, tumulus, ugly, unmentionable, unsmiling, urgent, vault, venerable, videotape, vile, vital, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty, weld, worthy, wretched, write, write down, write in, write out, write up
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Grave Among the ancient Hebrews graves were outside of cities in the open field (Luke 7:12; John 11:30). Kings (1 Kings 2:10) and prophets (1 Sam. 25:1) were generally buried within cities. Graves were generally grottoes or caves, natural or hewn out in rocks (Isa. 22:16; Matt. 27:60). There were family cemeteries (Gen. 47:29; 50:5; 2 Sam. 19:37). Public burial-places were assigned to the poor (Jer. 26:23; 2 Kings 23:6). Graves were usually closed with stones, which were whitewashed, to warn strangers against contact with them (Matt. 23:27), which caused ceremonial pollution (Num. 19:16). There were no graves in Jerusalem except those of the kings, and according to tradition that of the prophetess Huldah.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GRAVE. A place where a dead body is interred. 2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing the coffin or grave clothes, is a misdemeanor at common law. 1 Russ. on. Cr. 414. A singular case, illustrative of this subject, occurred in Louisiana. A son, who inherited a large estate from his mother, buried her with all her jewels, worth $2000; he then made a sale of all he inherited from his mother, for $30,000. After this, a thief broke the grave and stole the jewels, which, after his conviction, were left with the clerk of the court, to be delivered to the owner. The son claimed them, and so did the purchaser of the inheritance; it was held that the jewels, although buried with the mother, belonged to the son, and, that they passed to the purchaser by a sale of the whole inheritance. 6 Robins. L. R. 488. See Dead Body. 3. In New York, by statutory enactment, it is provided, that every person who shall open a grave, or other place of interment, with intent, 1. To remove the dead body of any human being, for the purpose of selling the same, or for the purpose of dissection; or, 2. To steal the coffin, or any part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with any dead body, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment, in a state prison, not exceeding two years, or in a county gaol, not exceeding six months, or by fine not, exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Rev. Stat. part 4, tit. 5, art. 3, Sec. 15.
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

GRAVE, n. A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student. Beside a lonely grave I stood -- With brambles 'twas encumbered; The winds were moaning in the wood, Unheard by him who slumbered, A rustic standing near, I said: "He cannot hear it blowing!" "'Course not," said he: "the feller's dead -- He can't hear nowt [sic] that's going." "Too true," I said; "alas, too true -- No sound his sense can quicken!" "Well, mister, wot is that to you? -- The deadster ain't a-kickin'." I knelt and prayed: "O Father, smile On him, and mercy show him!" That countryman looked on the while, And said: "Ye didn't know him." Pobeter Dunko