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Definition of carve:

  1. A carucate.
  2. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
  3. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
  4. To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
  5. To cut.
  6. To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
  7. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
  8. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
  9. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
  10. To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.


grave, compartmentalize, model, create, cut, dissever, whittle, stipple, sever, compartmentalise, MARKS, mangle, chisel, assemble, chip at, slit, cut up, pattern, dissect, hack, scrape, mutilate, trim, engrave, split, form, hew, etch, slice, fashion, tool, block out, sculpture, cleave, shape, incise.

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