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Adjective: graven  grey-vun
  1. Cut into a desired shape
    "graven images";
    - sculpted, sculptured
     
  2. Cut or impressed into a surface
    "graven invitations";
    - engraved, etched, incised, inscribed
Verb: grave (graved,graven)  greyv
  1. Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
    "She is graving the block of marble into an image of her husband";
    - sculpt, sculpture, sculp
     
  2. Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    - scratch, engrave, inscribe
     
  3. Impress deeply on the mind

See also: carved, carven [archaic]

Type of: carve, chip at

Encyclopedia: Graven

Grave, Holland