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Noun: engraving  en'grey-ving
  1. Making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
    - etching
  2. A print made from an engraving
  3. A block, plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
Verb: engrave  en'greyv
  1. Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name";
    - scratch, grave [archaic], inscribe
  2. Impress or affect deeply
    "The event engraved itself into her memory"
  3. (art) carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
    "engrave a letter";
    - etch
  4. Carve or cut a design or letters into
    "engrave the pen with the owner's name";
    - etch

Derived forms: engravings

Type of: affect, carve, chip at, impress, move, plate, print, printmaking, strike

Encyclopedia: Engraving