Definition of engrave :
1. To cut in; to make by incision.
2. To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
3. To deposit in the grave; to bury.
4. To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
5. To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
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engrave (part of speech: verb)
- Bishop Jeremy Taylor says, " This is the Name which we should engrave in our hearts, and write upon our foreheads, and pronounce with our most harmonious accents, and rest our faith upon, and place our hopes in, and love with the overflowings of charity and joy and adoration." - "The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia", William James Miller.
- The Emperor said to me many other things which I fear I might not repeat correctly; and it may well be understood that, overwhelmed as I was with despair, I did not attempt to engrave in my memory the words which at intervals escaped the Emperor's lips; for he did not speak continuously, and the complaints I have related were uttered only between intervals of repose, or rather of stupor. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- Of late years fresh discoveries have been made, revealing the fact that the Paleolithic men were able to paint as well as to engrave. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.