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carve

 (kärv)
v. carved, carv·ing, carves
v.tr.
1.
a. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice: carved a roast.
b. To divide by parceling out: carve up an estate.
2. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting: carve the wood into a figure.
3. To make or form by or as if by cutting: carve initials in the bark; carved out an empire.
4. To decorate by cutting and shaping carefully.
5. To make (a turn or turns) smoothly and without skidding, as when skiing or riding a snowboard, by leaning sharply into the direction of the turn.
v.intr.
1. To engrave or cut figures as an art, hobby, or trade.
2. To disjoint, slice, and serve meat or poultry.
3. To carve turns, as when skiing.

[Middle English kerven, from Old English ceorfan; see gerbh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

carv′er n.

carve

(kɑːv)
vb
1. (tr) to cut or chip in order to form something: to carve wood.
2. (Art Terms) to decorate or form (something) by cutting or chipping: to carve statues.
3. (Cookery) to slice (meat) into pieces: to carve a turkey.
[Old English ceorfan; related to Old Frisian kerva, Middle High German kerben to notch]

carve

(kɑrv)

v. carved, carv•ing. v.t.
1. to cut (a solid material) so as to form something: to carve a piece of pine.
2. to form from a solid material by cutting: to carve a statue out of stone.
3. to cut into pieces or slices, as meat.
4. to decorate with designs or figures cut on the surface.
5. to make or create for oneself (often fol. by out): He carved out a career in business.
v.i.
6. to form figures, designs, etc., by carving.
7. to carve meat.
[before 1000; Middle English kerven, Old English ceorfan to cut, c. Old Frisian kerva, Middle Dutch kerven, Middle High German kerben]
carv′er, n.

carve


Past participle: carved
Gerund: carving

Imperative
carve
carve
Present
I carve
you carve
he/she/it carves
we carve
you carve
they carve
Preterite
I carved
you carved
he/she/it carved
we carved
you carved
they carved
Present Continuous
I am carving
you are carving
he/she/it is carving
we are carving
you are carving
they are carving
Present Perfect
I have carved
you have carved
he/she/it has carved
we have carved
you have carved
they have carved
Past Continuous
I was carving
you were carving
he/she/it was carving
we were carving
you were carving
they were carving
Past Perfect
I had carved
you had carved
he/she/it had carved
we had carved
you had carved
they had carved
Future
I will carve
you will carve
he/she/it will carve
we will carve
you will carve
they will carve
Future Perfect
I will have carved
you will have carved
he/she/it will have carved
we will have carved
you will have carved
they will have carved
Future Continuous
I will be carving
you will be carving
he/she/it will be carving
we will be carving
you will be carving
they will be carving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carving
you have been carving
he/she/it has been carving
we have been carving
you have been carving
they have been carving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carving
you will have been carving
he/she/it will have been carving
we will have been carving
you will have been carving
they will have been carving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carving
you had been carving
he/she/it had been carving
we had been carving
you had been carving
they had been carving
Conditional
I would carve
you would carve
he/she/it would carve
we would carve
you would carve
they would carve
Past Conditional
I would have carved
you would have carved
he/she/it would have carved
we would have carved
you would have carved
they would have carved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
hew, hew out - make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock"
grave, sculpt, sculpture - 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"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
fret - carve a pattern into
2.carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
chisel - carve with a chisel; "chisel the marble"
engrave, inscribe, grave, scratch - 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"
engrave, etch - carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
3.carve - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"
shave - make shavings of or reduce to shavings; "shave the radish"
filet, fillet - cut into filets; "filet the fish"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

carve

verb
1. sculpt, form, cut, chip, sculpture, whittle, chisel, hew, fashion One of the prisoners has carved a beautiful chess set.
2. etch, engrave, inscribe, fashion, slash He carved his name on his desk.
3. slice, hack Carve the beef into slices.

carve

verb
1. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument:
2. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing:
Translations
يَقْطَعُ اللحْمَ إلى شَرائِحيَنْحِتُيَنْقُشُ، يَحْفُرُ، يُصَمِّمُ
vyřezatvyřezávatkrájetporcovat
udskæreskære
kaivertaa
rezbariti
faragkifarag
skeraskera út; rista; tálga
彫る
...을 새기다
drožinysdrožtiišdrožtisupjaustyti
grebtgrieztsagriezt
krájať
rezatirezbaritivrezati
skära
แกะสลัก
oymakparçalamakyontmakkesmek
chạm khắc

carve

[kɑːv]
A. VT (Culin) [+ meat] → trinchar; [+ stone, wood] → tallar, esculpir; [+ name on tree etc] → grabar
to carve one's way through the crowd (fig) → abrirse camino a la fuerza por entre la multitud
B. VI (Culin) → trinchar la carne
carve out VT + ADV [+ piece of wood] → tallar; [+ piece of land] → limpiar; [+ statue, figure] → esculpir; [+ tool] → tallar
to carve out a career for o.sabrirse camino
carve up VT + ADV
1. [+ meat] → trinchar
2. (fig) [+ country] → repartirse [+ person] → coser a puñaladas

carve

[ˈkɑːrv] vt
[+ meat] → découper
[+ wood, stone] → sculpter; [+ wax] → tailler
[+ initials] → graver
carve up
vt [+ property, estate] → morceler

carve

vt
(Art: = cut) woodschnitzen; stone etc(be)hauen; carved out of or in woodaus Holz geschnitzt; carved out of or in marbleaus Marmor gehauen; carved in(to) the woodin das Holz geschnitzt; carved in(to) the stonein den Stein gehauen or gemeißelt; to carve something on a stoneetw in einen Stein einmeißeln; to carve one’s initials on a treeseine Initialen in einen Baum einritzen or schnitzen; a frieze carved with flowersein geschnitzter or (in stone) → gemeißelter Blumenfries; the sculptor was still carving the faceder Bildhauer schnitzte or (in stone) → meißelte noch das Gesicht
(fig) to carve a road through the jungleeine Straße durch den Dschungel schlagen; to carve one’s way through the crowdsich (dat)seinen Weg durch die Menge bahnen; to carve a niche for oneself (as), to carve oneself a niche (as)sich (dat)seine Sporen verdienen (als)
vi (Cook) → tranchieren

carve

[kɑːv]
1. vt (Culin) (meat) → tagliare; (stone, wood) → scolpire, intagliare; (name on tree) → incidere
to carve out a career for o.s → farsi una carriera
2. vi (Culin) → tagliare la carne
carve up vt + adv (meat) → tagliare (fig) (country, money, profits) → suddividere

carve

(kaːv) verb
1. to make designs, shapes etc by cutting a piece of wood etc. A figure carved out of wood.
2. to cut up (meat) into slices. Father carved the joint.
ˈcarving noun
a design, ornament etc carved from wood, stone etc.
carve out
to achieve or gain (something). He carved out a career for himself.

carve

يَنْحِتُ vyřezat udskære schnitzen λαξεύω tallar kaivertaa découper rezbariti intagliare 彫る ...을 새기다 snijden skjære (ut) wyrzeźbić talhar вырезать skära แกะสลัก oymak chạm khắc 雕刻
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She began to carve, and Rudolph, who sat next his mother, started the plates on their way.
The varlets know the better pieces of the deer; and one would think they might carve and roast a saddle, equal to the best cook in the land
In this enterprise, however, he had more real difficulties than generally fell to the lot of a knight-errant of yore, who seldom had anything but giants, enchanters, fiery dragons, and such like easily conquered adversaries, to contend with and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the centre of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course.
Throughout the Pacific, and also in Nantucket, and New Bedford, and Sag Harbor, you will come across lively sketches of whales and whaling-scenes, graven by the fishermen themselves on Sperm Whale-teeth, or ladies' busks wrought out of the Right Whale-bone, and other like skrimshander articles, as the whalemen call the numerous little ingenious contrivances they elaborately carve out of the rough material, in their hours of ocean leisure.
There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill, and we'll smouch it, and carve the things on it, and file out the pens and the saw on it, too.
Remove them yourself,' she said, pushing them from her as soon as she had done; and retiring to a stool by the window, where she began to carve figures of birds and beasts out of the turnip-parings in her lap.
And did she not make a knight of me by gently asking if I would be so kind as to carve the chicken, and how she laughed quite disproportionally at my school-boy story of the man who, being asked to carve a pigeon, said he thought they had better send for a wood-carver, as it seemed to be a wood pigeon.
By my troth I had thought to carve you like a capon ere now.
Then, with his knife, he began to carve all sorts of objects in wood; it was thus that Pinelli, the famous sculptor, had commenced.
Listen and believe when I tell you that by the blessing of Mercury who gives grace and good name to the works of all men, there is no one living who would make a more handy servant than I should--to put fresh wood on the fire, chop fuel, carve, cook, pour out wine, and do all those services that poor men have to do for their betters.
And for a monument, here is this gray rock, on which my dying hand shall carve the name of Roger Malvin, and the traveller in days to come will know that here sleeps a hunter and a warrior.
The woodwork, throughout, is of a dark hue and there is much carving about it, with but a trifling variety of pattern for, time out of mind, the carvers of Vondervotteimittiss have never been able to carve more than two objects -- a time-piece and a cabbage.