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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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