graven


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grav·en

 (grā′vən)
v.
A past participle of grave3.

graven

(ˈɡreɪvən)
vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) a past participle of grave3
adj
strongly fixed

grav•en

(ˈgreɪ vən)

v.
1. a pp. of grave 3.
adj.
2. deeply impressed; firmly fixed.
3. carved; sculptured: a graven idol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.graven - cut into a desired shape; "graven images"; "sculptured representations"
carved, carven - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"
2.graven - cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design"; "engraved invitations"
carved, carven - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"
Translations

graven

[ˈgreɪvən] ADJ (liter) graven imageídolo m
it is graven on my memorylo tengo grabado en la memoria

graven

adj (old, liter)gehauen (→ on, in in +acc); graven imageGötzenbild nt; to be graven in one’s heart or on one’s memorysich in jds Gedächtnis (acc)eingegraben haben (geh)
References in classic literature ?
These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply.
They seemed to be governed by that sort of tacit common-sense law which, say what they will of the inborn lawlessness of the human race, has its precepts graven on every breast.
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.
Take this rifle, and pouch, and horn, and send them to the person, whose name is graven on the plates of the stock,--a trader cut the letters with his knife,--for it is long, that I have intended to send him such a token of my love.
There were vases, and figures of men and animals, and graven platters and bowls, and mosaics of precious gems, and many other things.
He threaded his way back to the ferry landing, found nobody at large there, and walked boldly on board the boat, for he knew she was tenantless except that there was a watchman, who always turned in and slept like a graven image.
And in the midst of all this turmoil, a sense of unpardonable injustice remained graven in his memory.
I've got a wold silver spoon, and a wold graven seal at home, too; but, Lord, what's a spoon and seal?
Doane, Nishikanta, and Grimshaw was a graven god whose name was Gold.
Shunning the tombs, it crept about the mounds, beneath which slept poor humble men: twining for them the first wreaths they had ever won, but wreaths less liable to wither and far more lasting in their kind, than some which were graven deep in stone and marble, and told in pompous terms of virtues meekly hidden for many a year, and only revealed at last to executors and mourning legatees.
There was a graven image of Desire Painted with red blood on a ground of gold.
He went in again, and put his right hand on the latch of the door to close it--but he did not close it: he was arrested, as he had been already since his loss, by the invisible wand of catalepsy, and stood like a graven image, with wide but sightless eyes, holding open his door, powerless to resist either the good or the evil that might enter there.