HyperDic: grave

English > 8 senses of the word grave:
NOUNtimegravedeath of a person
artifactgrave, tomba place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
communicationgrave, grave accenta mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
ADJECTIVEallgrave, sedate, sober, solemndignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
allgrave, dangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
allgrave, grievous, heavy, weightyof great gravity or crucial import
VERBcontactgrave, sculpt, sculptureshape (a material like stone / stone or wood) by whittling away at it
contactgrave, scratch, engrave, inscribecarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
grave > pronunciation
Soundsgrey'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > grave: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises.
Example"a grave God-fearing man"
Synonymssedate, sober, solemn
Broaderseriousconcerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
Spanishformal, grave, solemne
Catalanformal, greu, solemne
Nounsgraveness, gravitya manner that is serious and solemn
Adverbsgravelyin a grave and sober manner
English > grave: 8 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
Examples
  • "a grave situation"
  • "a grave illness"
Synonymsdangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishgrave, peligroso, serio, severo, terrible, tremendo
Catalangreu, perillós, seriós, sever
Adverbsgravelyto a severe or serious degree
English > grave: 8 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
Examples
  • "grave responsibilities"
  • "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
Synonymsgrievous, heavy, weighty
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Nounsgraveness, gravitya manner that is serious and solemn
English > grave: 8 senses > noun 1, time
Meaningdeath of a person.
Examples
  • "he went to his grave without forgiving me"
  • "from cradle to grave"
Broaderdeath, dying, demiseThe time when something ends
Spanishsepulcro, sepultura
Catalansepulcre, sepultura
English > grave: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone).
Example"he put flowers on his mother's grave"
Synonymtomb
Partsgravestone, headstone, tombstoneA stone that is used to mark a grave
Narrowerburial chamber, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepultureA chamber that is used as a grave
mastaba, mastabahAn ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
Broadertopographic point, place, spotA point located with respect to surface features of some region
Spanishsepulcro, sepultura, tumba, yacija
Catalannínxol, sepulcre, sepultura, tomba
English > grave: 8 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
Synonymgrave accent
Broaderaccent, accent markA diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Spanishacento abierto, acento grave, grave
Catalanaccent greu, accent obert
English > grave: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningshape (a material like stone / stone or wood) by whittling away at it.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymssculpt, sculpture
Broadercarveform by carving
Similar tosculpt, sculpturecreate by shaping stone / stone or wood or any other hard material
Spanishesculpir, grabar
Catalanesculpir, gravar
English > grave: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "engrave a pen"
  • "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"
Synonymsscratch, engrave, inscribe
Narrowercharacterengrave or inscribe characters on
Broadercarve, chip atengrave / engrave / engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
Similar toengrave, etchcarve or cut a design or letters into
Spanishgrabar, inscribir
Catalangravar, inscriure

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