- (v. t.) To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; -- so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
- (superl.) Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
- (superl.) Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
- (superl.) Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
- (superl.) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
- (superl.) Slow and solemn in movement.
- (n.) To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
- (n.) To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
- (n.) To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
- (n.) To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
- (n.) To entomb; to bury.
- (v. i.) To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
- (n.) An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
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