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en·grav·ing

 (ĕn-grā′vĭng)
n.
1. The art or technique of one that engraves.
2. A design or text engraved on a surface.
3. An engraved surface for printing.
4. A print made from an engraved plate or block.

engraving

(ɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ)
n
1. (Art Terms) the art of a person who engraves
2. (Art Terms) a block, plate, or other surface that has been engraved
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print made from such a surface

en•grav•ing

(ɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or art of a person who engraves.
2. the art of forming designs by cutting, etching with acids, a photographic process, etc., as on the surface of a metal plate or block of wood, from which impressions or prints of the design can be made.
3. the design engraved.
4. an engraved plate or block.
5. an impression or print from this.
[1595–1605]

Engraving

See also art; ornamentation.

the art or technique of carving a wood block in relief. — acrographer, n. — acrographic, acrographical, adj.
an engraver, usually in metal. Also called graver.
the art or technique of engraving cameos.
1. the name of the engraver inscribed on a gemstone or finger ring.
2. an artist who engraves precious stones and metals. Also dactylioglyphist.
the art of engraving gemstones and finger rings.
the art of engraving gemstones. — dactyliographer, n. — dactyliographic, adj.
a form of engraving in which the design is in relief instead of being sunk.
the use of chemically induced electric current rather than chemicals to produce plates for copperplate engraving. — galvanograph, n. — galvanographic, ad).
1. an engraving on a gemstone or other small object.
2. the stone or object engraved.
1. the art of engraving, especially on gems.
2. the study of this art.
1. an engraving or carving on a gem stone.
2. the stone thus engraved. — lithoglyphic, lithoglyptic, adj.
Obsolete, an engraver of precious stones.
the art of engraving or carving precious stones. — lithoglyptic, adj.
an engraver, designer, or maker of medals. See also honors and regalia.
photogravure or the process of engraving by means of photography. — photoglyphic, adj.
1. a form of photoengraving in which the photograph is reproduced on an intaglio surface and then transferred to paper.
2. the photograph produced by this process.
the process of making lithographs produced by photoengraving. Cf. photogravure. — photolithographer, n. — photolithographic, adj.
a technique of engraving on steel plates, often used in the printing of banknotes. — siderograph, siderographist, n. — siderographic, siderographical, adj.
the art of drawing, writing, or engraving with a style or similar instrument. — stylographic, stylographical, adj.
the art of engraving on wood for printing. — xylographer, n. — xylographic, xylographical, adj.
the process of engraving on zinc or of printing from a zinc plate. — zincographer, n. — zincographic, zincographical, adj.

engraving

1. Any method of cutting into metal or wood to make a surface to receive ink for printmaking, but frequently used for what is technically called line engraving.
2. A plate engraved for printing, or a printed illustration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.engraving - a print made from an engravingengraving - a print made from an engraving  
dry point - a print produced by dry point engraving
etching - an impression made from an etched plate
halftone - a print obtained from photoengraving
line engraving, linecut - a print obtained from a line drawing
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
steel engraving - an impression taken from an engraved steel plate
wood engraving, woodcut - a print made from a woodcut
2.engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
copperplate engraving, copperplate - an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
etching - an etched plate made with the use of acid
gravure - a printing plate used in the process of gravure
halftone engraving, photoengraving, halftone - an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
line block, line engraving, linecut - engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved
plate - a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic
steel engraving - engraving on a steel plate
wood block, wood engraving, woodcut - engraving consisting of a block of wood with a design cut into it; used to make prints
3.engraving - making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
printmaking - artistic design and manufacture of prints as woodcuts or silkscreens
steel engraving - the act of engraving on a steel plate
aquatint - a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color

engraving

noun
1. print, block, impression, carving, etching, inscription, plate, woodcut, dry point the engraving of Shakespeare at the front of the book
2. cutting, carving, etching, inscribing, chiselling, inscription, chasing, dry point, enchasing (rare) Glass engraving has increased in popularity over recent years.
Related words
adjective glyptic
Translations

engraving

[ɪnˈgreɪvɪŋ] N (= picture) → grabado m

engraving

[ɪnˈgreɪvɪŋ] n
(= picture, print) → gravure f
(= process) → gravure f

engraving

n
(= process)Gravieren nt; (on rock, stone) → Einmeißeln nt; (on wood) → Einschnitzen nt, → Einkerben nt; engraving needleGraviernadel f
(= copy)(Kupfer-/Stahl)stich m; (from wood) → Holzschnitt m; (= design)Gravierung f; (on wood, stone) → eingemeißelte Verzierung/Schrift etc

engraving

[ɪnˈgreɪvɪŋ] n (picture) → incisione f
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It is often instructive to take the woman's, the private and domestic, view of a public man; nor can anything be more curious than the vast discrepancy between portraits intended for engraving and the pencil-sketches that pass from hand to hand behind the original's back.
In the first engraving a noble Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.
In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
It was a daguerreotype, clear and soft as an engraving, representing Eva and her father sitting hand in hand.
Her aunt Miranda saw no wisdom in cultivating such a talent, and could not conceive that any money could ever be earned by its exercise, "Hand painted pictures" were held in little esteem in Riverboro, where the cheerful chromo or the dignified steel engraving were respected and valued.
He stood on the shore, listening to the grinding, swaying sound of the skates, and watching the growing complexity of the curves they were engraving on the ice.
They gazed at one another, and fancied that some magic power had really begun to smooth away the deep and sad inscriptions which Father Time had been so long engraving on their brows.
And also to an Act, entitled, "an Act, supplementary to an Act, for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Here he had nailed up shelves for his books, built himself a box-sofa out of boards and a mattress, laid out his papers on a kitchen-table, hung on the rough plaster wall an engraving of Abraham Lincoln and a calendar with "Thoughts from the Poets," and tried, with these meagre properties, to produce some likeness to the study of a "minister" who had been kind to him and lent him books when he was at Worcester.
I saw in the Sandwich Islands, once, a picture copied by a talented German artist from an engraving in one of the American illustrated papers.
He began to read the page before and the page after each engraving to find out what it was about, and soon he lost all interest in his toys.
Aramis looked at D'Artagnan, who seemed to be occupied with an engraving of Mark Antony.