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Verb: carve  kaa(r)v
  1. Form by carving
    "Carve a flower from the ice"
  2. Engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    "carve one's name into the bark";
    - chip at
  3. Cut or slice into pieces
    "Father carved the ham";
    - cut up

Derived forms: carving, carves, carved

See also: carve up

Type of: cut, forge, form, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], shape, work

Encyclopedia: Carve, Thomas