carved


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to carved: carvedilol

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 Indo-European roots.]

carv′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carved - made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary); "the carved fretwork"; "an intricately carved door"; "stood as if carven from stone"
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
uncarved - not carved
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Something caught his eye--letters carved in the wood.
INSTRUCTIVE OBSERVATIONS ON CARVED OAK AND LIFE IN GENERAL.
Before long they saw ahead of them a fine big arch spanning the road, and when they came nearer they found that the arch was beautifully carved and decorated with rich colors.
And the brass balls on the iron railings shone much brighter than ever; one would have thought they were polished on account of the visit; and it was as if the carved-out trumpeters-for there were trumpeters, who stood in tulips, carved out on the door--blew with all their might, their cheeks appeared so much rounder than before.
Out in the library--the big room where the telephone is, you know--you will find a carved box on the lower shelf of the big case with glass doors in the corner not far from the fireplace.
It has been used as a prison for political offenders for two or three hundred years, and its dungeon walls are scarred with the rudely carved names of many and many a captive who fretted his life away here and left no record of himself but these sad epitaphs wrought with his own hands.
who has dared to frame therein that commonplace and heavy door of carved wood, à la Louis XV.
Resting by the wayside a little later, the Tramp carved upon the smooth bark of a birch-tree the words, "John Gump, Champion Genius.
As they were disputing, they passed a statue carved in stone, which represented "a Lion strangled by a Man.
While they were doing this they discovered a lot of new and wonderful things that the pirates must have stolen from other ships: Kashmir shawls as thin as a cobweb, embroidered with flowers of gold; jars of fine tobacco from Jamaica; carved ivory boxes full of Russian tea; an old violin with a string broken and a picture on the back; a set of big chess-men, carved out of coral and amber; a walking-stick which had a sword inside it when you pulled the handle; six wine-glasses with turquoise and silver round the rims; and a lovely great sugar-bowl, made of mother o' pearl.
The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures--this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
There were odd wooden houses, with carved wooden flowers in the front yards.