Definitions for: Engrave

[v] write upon; engrave a pen, for example
[v] make an engraving of (an image)

Webster (1913) Definition: En*grave", v. t. [Pref. en- + grave a tomb. Cf.
Engrave to carve.]
To deposit in the grave; to bury. [Obs.] ``Their corses to
engrave.'' --Spenser.

En*grave", v. t. [imp. Engraved; p. p. Engraved or
Engraven; p. pr. & vb. n. Engraving.] [Pref. en- + grave
to carve: cf. OF. engraver.]
1. To cut in; to make by incision. [Obs.]

Full many wounds in his corrupted flesh He did
engrave. --Spenser.

2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an
inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures;
to mark with incisions.

Like . . . . a signet thou engrave the two stones
with the names of the children of Israel. --Ex.
xxviii. 11.

3. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood,
stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.

4. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.

Engrave principles in men's minds. --Locke.

Synonyms: grave, inscribe

See Also: benday, carve, character, chip at, print, stipple

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