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en·grave

 (ĕn-grāv′)
tr.v. en·graved, en·grav·ing, en·graves
1. To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
2. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into: engraved the silver watch with my monogram.
3.
a. To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
b. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
4. To impress deeply as if by carving or etching: The experience was engraved into his memory.

en·grav′er n.
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engrave

(ɪnˈɡreɪv)
vb (tr)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to inscribe (a design, writing, etc) onto (a block, plate, or other surface used for printing) by carving, etching with acid, or other process
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to print (designs or characters) from a printing plate so made
3. to fix deeply or permanently in the mind
[C16: from en-1 + grave3, on the model of French engraver]
enˈgraver n
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en•grave

(ɛnˈgreɪv)

v.t. -graved, -grav•ing.
1. to cut or etch (designs, etc.) into a hard surface, as of metal, stone, or the end grain of wood.
2. to print from such a surface.
3. to ornament with incised letters, designs, etc.: to engrave a ring with a floral pattern.
5. to impress deeply; infix: That image is engraved on my mind.
[1500–10; < Middle French engraver; see en-1, grave3]
en•grav′er, n.
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engrave


Past participle: engraved
Gerund: engraving

Imperative
engrave
engrave
Present
I engrave
you engrave
he/she/it engraves
we engrave
you engrave
they engrave
Preterite
I engraved
you engraved
he/she/it engraved
we engraved
you engraved
they engraved
Present Continuous
I am engraving
you are engraving
he/she/it is engraving
we are engraving
you are engraving
they are engraving
Present Perfect
I have engraved
you have engraved
he/she/it has engraved
we have engraved
you have engraved
they have engraved
Past Continuous
I was engraving
you were engraving
he/she/it was engraving
we were engraving
you were engraving
they were engraving
Past Perfect
I had engraved
you had engraved
he/she/it had engraved
we had engraved
you had engraved
they had engraved
Future
I will engrave
you will engrave
he/she/it will engrave
we will engrave
you will engrave
they will engrave
Future Perfect
I will have engraved
you will have engraved
he/she/it will have engraved
we will have engraved
you will have engraved
they will have engraved
Future Continuous
I will be engraving
you will be engraving
he/she/it will be engraving
we will be engraving
you will be engraving
they will be engraving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been engraving
you have been engraving
he/she/it has been engraving
we have been engraving
you have been engraving
they have been engraving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been engraving
you will have been engraving
he/she/it will have been engraving
we will have been engraving
you will have been engraving
they will have been engraving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been engraving
you had been engraving
he/she/it had been engraving
we had been engraving
you had been engraving
they had been engraving
Conditional
I would engrave
you would engrave
he/she/it would engrave
we would engrave
you would engrave
they would engrave
Past Conditional
I would have engraved
you would have engraved
he/she/it would have engraved
we would have engraved
you would have engraved
they would have engraved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.engrave - 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
2.engrave - impress or affect deeply; "The event engraved itself into her memory"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
3.engrave - carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block; "engrave a letter"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
print - make into a print; "print the negative"
benday - reproduce by the Benday process
stipple - engrave by means of dots and flicks
4.engrave - carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
engrave, inscribe, grave, scratch - 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"
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engrave

verb carve, cut, etch, inscribe, chisel, incise, chase, enchase (rare), grave (archaic) Her name was engraved on the goblet.
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engrave

verb
1. To cut (a design or inscription) into a hard surface, especially for printing:
2. To produce a deep impression of:
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Translations
يَحْفُريُزَيِّن بالحَفْريَنْقُشُ
vyrýt
indgraverepræge
kaivertaa
ugravirati
grafa á, rista ágrafa, rista
彫る
조각하다
graviruotigraviruotojasišgraviruotiiškalti
iegravēt
vyzdobiť rytím
gravera
สลัก
kabartma işiyle süslemekkazımakkazmakoymak
khắc

engrave

[ɪnˈgreɪv] VT (Art, Typ) → grabar (fig) → grabar, imprimir
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

engrave

[ɪnˈgreɪv] vt
[+ inscription, name] → graver
to engrave sth on sth → graver qch sur qch
[+ object, metal, glass] → graver
to engrave sth with sth [+ inscription, name] → graver qch sur qch
Your wedding ring can be engraved with a personal inscription at no extra cost → On peut graver une inscription personnelle sur votre alliance sans frais supplémentaires.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

engrave

vt glass, metal, stone, woodgravieren; design, letter, nameseingravieren; (fig)einprägen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

engrave

[ɪnˈgreɪv] vt (Art, Typ) → incidere; (wood) → intagliare (fig) → imprimere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

engrave

(inˈgreiv) verb
1. to cut (letters or designs) on stone, wood, metal etc. They engraved his initials on the silver cup.
2. to decorate (metal etc) in this way. He engraved the silver cup.
enˈgraver noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

engrave

يَنْقُشُ vyrýt indgravere eingravieren χαράζω grabar kaivertaa graver ugravirati incidere 彫る 조각하다 graveren gravere wyryć gravar гравировать gravera สลัก kazımak khắc 雕刻
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George Murray continued to engrave occasional landscapes and allegorical scenes, although he was also engraving bank notes for his firm of Murray, Draper and Fairman.
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