Definition of carve:
- A carucate.
- To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
- To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
- To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
- To cut.
- To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
- To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
- To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
- To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
- 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.
" Sitting on the grass, with their quaint, old- fashioned knives, these lads carve elegant and graceful trifles, that often eventually find their way into royal palaces, and are used by many dainty fingers.- "Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves", Frances Freeling Broderip.
- "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204", H. C. Yarrow.
- "Mr. Meeson's Will", H. Rider Haggard.