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Noun: grave  greyv
  1. A place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    "he put flowers on his mother's grave";
    - tomb
  2. Death of a person
    "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
Adjective: grave (graver,gravest)  greyv
  1. Dignified and sombre in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    "a grave God-fearing man";
    - sedate, sober, solemn
  2. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    "a grave situation";
    - dangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening
  3. Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis";
    - grievous, heavy, weighty
Verb: grave (graved,graven)  greyv
Usage: archaic
  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
Noun: grave[2]  graav
  1. A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    - grave accent

Derived forms: gravest, graving, graved, graver, graven, graves

See also: critical, important, of import, serious

Type of: accent, accent mark, carve, chip at, death, demise, dying, place, spot, topographic point

Encyclopedia: Grave, Netherlands