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v. carved, carv·ing, carves
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.
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.


 (kär′vər), George Washington 1864?-1943.
American botanist, agricultural chemist, and educator who enumerated hundreds of uses for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato and encouraged Southern farmers to produce these soil-enriching cash crops.


, John 1576?-1621.
English-born Pilgrim colonist who was the first governor of Plymouth Colony (1620-1621).


1. (Cookery) a carving knife
2. (Cookery) (plural) a large matched knife and fork for carving meat
3. (Furniture) Brit a chair with arms that forms part of a set of dining chairs


(Biography) George Washington. ?1864–1943, US agricultural chemist and botanist


(ˈkɑr vər)

1. George Washington, 1864?–1943, U.S. botanist and chemist.
2. John, 1575?–1621, Pilgrim leader: first governor of Plymouth Colony 1620–21.
3. Raymond, 1938–88, U.S. short-story writer and poet.


A special operations forces acronym used throughout the targeting and mission planning cycle to assess mission validity and requirements. The acronym stands for criticality, accessibility, recuperability, vulnerability, effect, and recognizability.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carver - United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)Carver - United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
2.Carver - makes decorative wooden panelscarver - makes decorative wooden panels  
woodworker, woodman, woodsman - makes things out of wood
3.Carver - an artist who creates sculpturescarver - an artist who creates sculptures  
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
sculptress - a woman sculptor
4.carver - someone who carves the meat
diner - a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)


[ˈkɑːvəʳ] N
1. (= knife) → cuchillo m de trinchar, trinchante m carverscubierto m de trinchar
2. (Culin) (= person) → trinchador(a) m/f


[ˈkɑːrr] n (= craftsman) → sculpteur/tricecarve-up [ˈkɑːrvʌp] n [estate, country] → morcellement m


n (= knife)Tranchiermesser nt; a set of carversein Tranchierbesteck nt
References in classic literature ?
One sunshiny morning, in the good old times of the town of Boston, a young carver in wood, well known by the name of Drowne, stood contemplating a large oaken log, which it was his purpose to convert into the figure-head of a vessel.
You give me more credit than I deserve, Captain Hunnewell," said the carver, modestly, yet as one conscious of eminence in his art.
Carver inclined his leonine head, and the Marchioness continued: "Ah, New York--New York--how little the life of the spirit has reached it
Carver, would there be time, before you start for the Blenkers' to explain to Mr.
They then lifted up a fine white cloth covering fruit and a great variety of dishes of different sorts; one who looked like a student said grace, and a page put a laced bib on Sancho, while another who played the part of head carver placed a dish of fruit before him.
As early as 1763, shortly after the acquisition of the Canadas by Great Britain, Captain Jonathan Carver, who had been in the British provincial army, projected a journey across the continent between the forty-third and forty-sixth degrees of northern latitude to the shores of -the Pacific Ocean.
The order was given, the joint rolled up, and the carver, under Mr.
At the steepest point of the hill there was a little burial-ground, with a Cross and a new large figure of Our Saviour on it; it was a poor figure in wood, done by some inexperienced rustic carver, but he had studied the figure from the life--his own life, maybe--for it was dreadfully spare and thin.
It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
Even the sun fails to get it; both the photographer and the carver give you a dying lion, and that is all.
An upper servant brought them bread, and offered them many good things of what there was in the house, the carver fetched them plates of all manner of meats and set cups of gold by their side, and a manservant brought them wine and poured it out for them.
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.