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Grave

Pronunciation: grāvd
v. t.1.(Naut.) 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.
a.1.Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
His shield grave and great.
- Chapman.
2.Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; - said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors.
- Shak.
A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity.
- Milton.
3.Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
4.(Mus.) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone.
- Moore (Encyc. of Music).
5.Slow and solemn in movement.
Grave accent
(Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2.
v. t.1.
[imp. Graved (grāvd); p. p. Graven (grāv"'n) or Graved; p. pr. & vb. n. Graving.]
1.To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
He hath graven and digged up a pit.
- Ps. vii. 16 (Book of Common Prayer).
2.To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel.
- Ex. xxviii. 9.
3.To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
With gold men may the hearte grave.
- Chaucer.
4.To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
O! may they graven in thy heart remain.
- Prior.
5.To entomb; to bury.
Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
n.1.An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
He bad lain in the grave four days.
- John xi. 17.
Grave wax
adipocere
Noun1.grave - death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
2.grave - a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
Synonyms: tomb
3.grave - a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms: grave accent
Verb1.grave - shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"
Synonyms: sculpt, sculpture
2.grave - carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
Synonyms: engrave, inscribe
Adj.1.grave - dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
Synonyms: solemn, sedate, sober
2.grave - causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
3.grave - of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"
Synonyms: weighty, grievous, heavy

GRAVE. A place where a dead body is interred.
     2. The violation of the grave, by taking up the dead body, or stealing the coffin or grave clothes, is a misdemeanor at common law. 1 Russ. on. Cr. 414. A singular case, illustrative of this subject, occurred in Louisiana. A son, who inherited a large estate from his mother, buried her with all her jewels, worth $2000; he then made a sale of all he inherited from his mother, for $30,000. After this, a thief broke the grave and stole the jewels, which, after his conviction, were left with the clerk of the court, to be delivered to the owner. The son claimed them, and so did the purchaser of the inheritance; it was held that the jewels, although buried with the mother, belonged to the son, and, that they passed to the purchaser by a sale of the whole inheritance. 6 Robins. L. R. 488. See Dead Body.
     3. In New York, by statutory enactment, it is provided, that every person who shall open a grave, or other place of interment, with intent, 1. To remove the dead body of any human being, for the purpose of selling the same, or for the purpose of dissection; or, 2. To steal the coffin, or any part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with any dead body, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment, in a state prison, not exceeding two years, or in a county gaol, not exceeding six months, or by fine not, exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Rev. Stat. part 4, tit. 5, art. 3, Sec. 15.

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