Definitions for grave

Definitions for (noun) grave

Main entry: grave, tomb

Definition: a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)

Usage: he put flowers on his mother's grave

Main entry: grave, grave accent

Definition: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Main entry: grave

Definition: death of a person

Usage: he went to his grave without forgiving me; from cradle to grave

Definitions for (verb) grave

Main entry: scratch, grave, inscribe, engrave

Definition: carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

Usage: engrave a pen; engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's; the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

Main entry: grave, sculpt, sculpture

Definition: shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

Usage: She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

Definitions for (adj) grave

Main entry: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe

Definition: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

Usage: 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

Main entry: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty

Definition: of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

Usage: 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

Main entry: sober, solemn, sedate, grave

Definition: dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

Usage: 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

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