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  Definition of grave
  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"
  2. a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  3. death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
  4. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the winner''s name onto the trophy cup"
  5. shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
  6. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
  7. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
  8. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
Similar Words: tomb, grave accent, engrave, inscribe, sculpt, sculpture, dangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening, heavy, weighty, sedate, sober, solemn

 

Hyponyms: burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture, mastaba, mastabah, character

 

Grouped Verbs: engrave, sculpt, sculpture

 

Derivational Morphology: engraver, sculpture, carving, sculptor, sculpturer, carver, statue maker

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: graf   Albanian: varr  
Catalan: sepulcre   Croatian: grob  
Danish: grav   Esperanto: tombo  
Estonian: haud   Finnish: hauta  
German: Grab   Greek: τάφος  
Hungarian: sír   Kurdish: قه‌بر  
Spanish: tumba  
 
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