Definition of grave :
1. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
2. Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
3. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
4. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
5. Slow and solemn in movement.
6. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
7. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
8. To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch; - so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
9. To dig. [ Obs.] Chaucer.
10. To entomb; to bury.
11. To impress deeply ( on the mind); to fix indelibly.
12. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
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dangerous (part of speech: adjective)
serious (part of speech: adjective)
important (part of speech: adjective)
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- But you must learn to forget me, or to think of me as one already in her grave. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
- " 'Twas so we could find out where we stood," the grave voice went on. - "Country Neighbors", Alice Brown.
- So Rosy's face, though grave, had a nice look the first time Beata saw it, and the first words she said as they kissed each other were, O Rosy, how pretty you are! - "Rosy", Mrs. Molesworth.