Definition for EN-GRAVE

EN-GRAVE, v.t. [pret. engraved; pp. engraved or engraven. Fr. graver; Sp. grabar; It. graffiare; W. cravu; G. graben; D. graaven; Gr. γραφω. See Grave. Literally, to scratch or scrape. Hence,]

  1. To cut, as metals, stones or other hard substances, with a chisel or graver; to cut figures, letters or devices, on stone or metal; to mark by incisions. Thou shalt engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. Ex. xxviii.
  2. To picture or represent by incisions.
  3. To imprint; to impress deeply; to infix. Let the laws of God and the principles of morality be engraved on the mind in early years.
  4. To bury; to deposit in the grave; to inter; to inhume. [Not now used.] Spenser.

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