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Noun: carving  kaa(r)-ving
  1. A sculpture created by removing material (as wood, ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  2. Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    - cutting
  3. Creating figures or designs in three dimensions
    - sculpture
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: carvings

See also: carve up

Type of: art, artistic creation, artistic production, beaux arts, creating by removal, cut, fine arts, forge, form, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], sculpture, shape, work

Encyclopedia: Carving

Carve, Thomas