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grave 1

 (grāv)
n.
1.
a. An excavation for the interment of a corpse.
b. A place of burial.
2. Death or extinction: faced the grave with calm resignation.

[Middle English, from Old English græf; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

grave 2

 (grāv)
adj. grav·er, grav·est
1. Requiring serious thought; momentous: a grave decision in a time of crisis.
2. Fraught with danger or harm: a grave wound.
3. Dignified and somber in conduct or character: a grave procession. See Synonyms at serious.
4. Somber or dark in hue.
5. (also gräv) Linguistics
a. Written with or modified by the mark ( ` ), as the è in Sèvres.
b. Of or referring to a phonetic feature that distinguishes sounds produced at the periphery of the vocal tract, as in labial and velar consonants and back vowels.
n. (also gräv)

[French, from Old French, from Latin gravis; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

grave′ly adv.
grave′ness n.

grave 3

 (grāv)
tr.v. graved, grav·en (grā′vən) or graved, grav·ing, graves
1. To sculpt or carve; engrave.
2. To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.

[Middle English graven, from Old English grafan; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

grave 4

 (grāv)
tr.v. graved, grav·ing, graves
To clean and coat (the bottom of a wooden ship) with pitch.

[Middle English graven.]

gra·ve 5

 (grä′vā)
adv. & adj. Music
In a slow and solemn manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from Latin gravis, heavy; see grave2.]

grave

(ɡreɪv)
n
1. a place for the burial of a corpse, esp beneath the ground and usually marked by a tombstone.
2. something resembling a grave or resting place: the ship went to its grave.
3. the grave a poetic term for death
4. have one foot in the grave informal to be near death
5. to make someone turn in his grave to make someone turn over in his grave to do something that would have shocked or distressed (someone now dead): many modern dictionaries would make Dr Johnson turn in his grave.
[Old English græf; related to Old Frisian gref, Old High German grab, Old Slavonic grobǔ; see grave3]

grave

(ɡreɪv)
adj
1. serious and solemn: a grave look.
2. full of or suggesting danger: a grave situation.
3. important; crucial: grave matters of state.
4. (Colours) (of colours) sober or dull
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. (of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken on a lower or falling musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
b. of or relating to an accent (`) over vowels, denoting a pronunciation with lower or falling musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with a certain special quality (as in French), or in a manner that gives the vowel status as a syllable nucleus not usually possessed by it in that position (as in English agèd). Compare acute8, circumflex
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a grave accent
[C16: from Old French, from Latin gravis; related to Greek barus heavy; see gravamen]
ˈgravely adv
ˈgraveness n

grave

(ɡreɪv)
vb (tr) , graves, graving, graved, graved or graven
1. (Art Terms) to cut, carve, sculpt, or engrave
2. to fix firmly in the mind
[Old English grafan; related to Old Norse grafa, Old High German graban to dig]

grave

(ɡreɪv)
vb
(Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to clean and apply a coating of pitch to (the bottom of a vessel)
[C15: perhaps from Old French grave gravel]

grave

(ˈɡrɑːvɪ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music to be performed in a solemn manner
[C17: from Italian: heavy, from Latin gravis]

grave1

(greɪv)

n.
1. an excavation made in the earth in which to bury a dead body.
2. any place of interment: a watery grave.
3. the receptacle of what is dead, lost, or past: the grave of unfulfilled ambitions.
4. death: O grave, where is thy victory?
Idioms:
1. have one foot in the grave, to be so frail, sick, or old that death appears imminent.
2. make someone turn over in his or her grave, to do something that would have been unthinkably offensive to a specified person now dead.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English græf, c. Old Saxon graf, Old High German grap; see grave3]
grave′like`, adj.
grave′ward, grave′wards, adv., adj.

grave2

(greɪv; for 4, 6 also grɑv)

adj. grav•er, grav•est for 1–3, 5,
n. adj.
1. serious or solemn; sober: grave thoughts of an uncertain future.
2. weighty; momentous: grave responsibilities.
3. threatening a seriously bad outcome or involving serious issues; critical: a grave situation.
4. consisting of, indicated by, or bearing a grave accent.
n.
[1535–45; < Middle French < Latin gravis; akin to Greek barýs heavy]
grave′ly, adv.
grave′ness, n.
syn: grave, sober, solemn refer to the condition of being serious in demeanor or appearance. grave indicates a dignified seriousness due to heavy responsibilities or cares: The jury looked grave while pondering the evidence. sober implies a determined but sedate and restrained manner: a wise and sober judge. solemn suggests an impressive and earnest seriousness marked by the absence of gaiety or mirth: The minister's voice was solemn as he announced the text.

grave3

(greɪv)

v.t. graved, grav•en graved, grav•ing.
1. to carve, sculpt, or engrave.
2. to impress deeply.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English grafan to dig, engrave, c. Old High German, Gothic graban, Old Norse grafa]
grav′er, n.

grave4

(greɪv)

v.t. graved, grav•ing.
to clean and apply a protective composition of tar to (the bottom of a ship).
[1425–75; late Middle English]

gra•ve5

(ˈgrɑ veɪ)
Music. adj.
1. slow; solemn.
adv.
2. slowly; solemnly.
[1575–85; < Italian grave < Latin gravis heavy; see grave2]

grave

(cut or engrave)
Past participle: graved/graven
Gerund: graving

Imperative
grave
grave
Present
I grave
you grave
he/she/it graves
we grave
you grave
they grave
Preterite
I graved
you graved
he/she/it graved
we graved
you graved
they graved
Present Continuous
I am graving
you are graving
he/she/it is graving
we are graving
you are graving
they are graving
Present Perfect
I have graved/graven
you have graved/graven
he/she/it has graved/graven
we have graved/graven
you have graved/graven
they have graved/graven
Past Continuous
I was graving
you were graving
he/she/it was graving
we were graving
you were graving
they were graving
Past Perfect
I had graved/graven
you had graved/graven
he/she/it had graved/graven
we had graved/graven
you had graved/graven
they had graved/graven
Future
I will grave
you will grave
he/she/it will grave
we will grave
you will grave
they will grave
Future Perfect
I will have graved/graven
you will have graved/graven
he/she/it will have graved/graven
we will have graved/graven
you will have graved/graven
they will have graved/graven
Future Continuous
I will be graving
you will be graving
he/she/it will be graving
we will be graving
you will be graving
they will be graving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been graving
you have been graving
he/she/it has been graving
we have been graving
you have been graving
they have been graving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been graving
you will have been graving
he/she/it will have been graving
we will have been graving
you will have been graving
they will have been graving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been graving
you had been graving
he/she/it had been graving
we had been graving
you had been graving
they had been graving
Conditional
I would grave
you would grave
he/she/it would grave
we would grave
you would grave
they would grave
Past Conditional
I would have graved/graven
you would have graved/graven
he/she/it would have graved/graven
we would have graved/graven
you would have graved/graven
they would have graved/graven

grave

(clean ship)
Past participle: graved
Gerund: graving

Imperative
grave
grave
Present
I grave
you grave
he/she/it graves
we grave
you grave
they grave
Preterite
I graved
you graved
he/she/it graved
we graved
you graved
they graved
Present Continuous
I am graving
you are graving
he/she/it is graving
we are graving
you are graving
they are graving
Present Perfect
I have graved
you have graved
he/she/it has graved
we have graved
you have graved
they have graved
Past Continuous
I was graving
you were graving
he/she/it was graving
we were graving
you were graving
they were graving
Past Perfect
I had graved
you had graved
he/she/it had graved
we had graved
you had graved
they had graved
Future
I will grave
you will grave
he/she/it will grave
we will grave
you will grave
they will grave
Future Perfect
I will have graved
you will have graved
he/she/it will have graved
we will have graved
you will have graved
they will have graved
Future Continuous
I will be graving
you will be graving
he/she/it will be graving
we will be graving
you will be graving
they will be graving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been graving
you have been graving
he/she/it has been graving
we have been graving
you have been graving
they have been graving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been graving
you will have been graving
he/she/it will have been graving
we will have been graving
you will have been graving
they will have been graving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been graving
you had been graving
he/she/it had been graving
we had been graving
you had been graving
they had been graving
Conditional
I would grave
you would grave
he/she/it would grave
we would grave
you would grave
they would grave
Past Conditional
I would have graved
you would have graved
he/she/it would have graved
we would have graved
you would have graved
they would have graved

grave

1. A mark (`) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate pronunciation or stress; used in English poetry to show that a final syllable–ed is pronounced, as in “slakèd.”
2. slowly and heavily
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grave - death of a persongrave - death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
demise, dying, death - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
2.grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)grave - 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"
burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture - a chamber that is used as a grave
gravestone, tombstone, headstone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
mastaba, mastabah - an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof; "the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
3.grave - a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
accent mark, accent - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Verb1.grave - 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"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
sculpt, sculpture - create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material; "sculpt a swan out of a block of ice"
2.grave - 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"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
engrave, etch - carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"
character - engrave or inscribe characters on
Adj.1.grave - 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"
serious - concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities; "a serious student of history"; "a serious attempt to learn to ski"; "gave me a serious look"; "a serious young man"; "are you serious or joking?"; "Don't be so serious!"
2.grave - 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"
critical - being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"
3.grave - of great gravity or crucial importgrave - 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"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

grave

1
noun tomb, vault, crypt, mausoleum, sepulchre, pit, last resting place, burying place They used to visit her grave twice a year.
Related words
adjective sepulchral
Quotations
"The grave's a fine and private place,"
"But none do there, I think, embrace" [Andrew Marvell To his Coy Mistress]

grave

2
adjective
2. solemn, sober, gloomy, dull, thoughtful, subdued, sombre, dour, grim-faced, long-faced, unsmiling She could tell by his grave expression that something terrible had happened.
solemn happy, merry, joyous, carefree, flippant

grave 1

noun
A burial place or receptacle for human remains:

grave 2

adjective
1. Having great consequence or weight:
2. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example:
4. Full of or marked by dignity and seriousness:

grave 3

verb
1. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing:
2. To produce a deep impression of:
Translations
قَبْرمُهِمجَدّي، وَقورخَطير
hrobvážnýzávažnýdůležitý
gravvigtigbegravelsebetydningsfulddyster
tombo
haud
hauta
grob
sír
alvarlegur, dapurleguralvarlegur, hættulegurgröfmikilvægur
무덤
bēdīgsdraudīgsdrūmskapsnopietns
grobresen
grav
หลุมฝังศพ
mezarönemliciddîendişelendirici
mộ

grave

1 [greɪv] ADJ (graver (compar) (gravest (superl)))
1. (= serious) [danger, problem, mistake] → grave; [threat, suspicion] → serio
he expressed grave concern about the matterexpresó su seria preocupación por el problema
the situation is very gravela situación es muy grave
you do him a grave injusticeestás cometiendo una grave injusticia con él
2. (= solemn) [face, expression] → grave, serio; [person] → serio
his face was gravesu rostro era grave or serio

grave

2 [greɪv] Ntumba f, sepultura f; (with monument) → sepulcro m, tumba f
common gravefosa f común
from beyond the grave (fig) → desde ultratumba
he sent her to an early graveél fue la causa de que muriera tan joven
see also dig B
see also turn C

grave

3 [grɑːv] ADJ (Ling) grave accentacento m grave

grave

[ˈgreɪv]
ntombe f
to be digging one's own grave → creuser sa propre tombe
he'd turn in his grave! → il se retournerait dans sa tombe! war grave
adj
[problem, crisis] → grave, sérieux/euse; [concern, anxiety] → sérieux/euse
[person] → sérieux/euse; [expression] → sérieux/euse
to look grave → avoir un air grave

grave

:
graveclothes
plTotengewand nt
grave digger
nTotengräber(in) m(f)
grave goods
pl (Archeol) → Grabbeigaben pl

grave

:
grave robber
nGrabräuber(in) m(f)
graveside
n at the graveam Grabe; a grave serviceein Gottesdienst am Grabe
gravestone
nGrabstein m
graveyard
nFriedhof m; that ministry is a grave of political careersin diesem Ministerium hat schon manche politische Laufbahn ein vorzeitiges Ende genommen
graveyard shift
n (esp US) → Nachtschicht f

grave

1
n (lit, fig)Grab nt; silent as the gravetotenstill; the house was like the gravees herrschte Totenstille im Haus; to turn in one’s gravesich im Grabe herumdrehen; from beyond the graveaus dem Jenseits; to go to an early graveeinen frühen Tod finden; to rise from the gravevon den Toten auferstehen; to dig one’s own grave (fig)sein eigenes Grab graben or schaufeln

grave

2
adj (+er)
(= serious, considerable) concern, danger, problem, difficultygroß; consequencesschwerwiegend; threat, situation, matterernst; mistakeschwer, gravierend; illness, crimeschwer; newsschlimm; suspicion, doubtstark
(= solemn) person, face, expressionernst

grave

3
adj grave accentGravis m, → Accent grave m; (in Greek) → Gravis m; e grave, grave ee Accent grave
nGravis m

grave

1 [greɪv] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (gen) → grave, serio/a
it had grave consequences for the nation → si ripercosse pesantemente su tutta la nazione

grave

2 [greɪv] ntomba

grave1

(greiv) noun
a plot of ground, or the hole dug in it, in which a dead person is buried. He laid flowers on the grave.
ˈgravedigger noun
a person whose job is digging graves.
ˈgravestone noun
a stone placed at a grave on which the dead person's name etc is written.
ˈgraveyard noun
a place where the dead are buried.

grave2

(greiv) adjective
1. important. a grave responsibility; grave decisions.
2. serious, dangerous. grave news.
3. serious, sad. a grave expression.
ˈgravely adverb
ˈgravity (ˈgrӕ-) noun
The gravity of the situation was clear to us all.

grave

قَبْر hrob grav Grab τάφος sepultura hauta tombe grob tomba 무덤 graf grav grób sepultura могила grav หลุมฝังศพ mezar mộ 坟墓

grave

a. severo-a, serio-a, peligroso-a.

grave

adj grave