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grave

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb
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55 in 53 verses (in OT : 55 in 53 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

gravev. t. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]
gravea. [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See Grief.].
  •  Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.  [1913 Webster]
    "His shield grave and great."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors."  [1913 Webster]
    "A grave and prudent law, full of moral equity."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.  [1913 Webster]
    "The thicker the cord or string, the more grave is the note or tone."
Grave accent. (Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2.
Syn. -- Solemn; sober; serious; sage; staid; demure; thoughtful; sedate; weighty; momentous; important.
gravev. t. [AS. grafan to dig, grave, engrave; akin to OFries. greva, D. graven, G. graben, OHG. & Goth. graban, Dan. grabe, Sw. gr, Icel. grafa, but prob. not to Gr. gra`fein to write, E. graphic. Cf. Grave, n., Grove, n.].
  •  To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath graven and digged up a pit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.  [1913 Webster]
    "With gold men may the hearte grave."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.  [1913 Webster]
    "O! may they graven in thy heart remain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To entomb; to bury.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground."  [1913 Webster]
gravev. i. 
     To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.  [1913 Webster]
graven. [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS. graf, G. grab, Icel. gröf, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See Grave to carve.].
     An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.  [1913 Webster]
    "He bad lain in the grave four days."  [1913 Webster]
Grave wax, adipocere.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

grave, n.
1 a a trench dug in the ground to receive a coffin on burial. b a mound or memorial stone placed over this.
2 (prec. by the) death, esp. as indicating mortal finality.
3 something compared to or regarded as a grave.

Idiom
turn in one's grave (of a dead person) be thought of in certain circumstances as likely to have been shocked or angry when alive.
Derivative
graveless adj. graveward adv. & adj.
grave, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 a serious, weighty, important (a grave matter). b dignified, solemn, sombre (a grave look).
2 extremely serious or threatening (grave danger).
3 (of sound) low-pitched, not acute.
--n. = grave accent.

Idiom
grave accent a mark (`) placed over a vowel in some languages to denote pronunciation, length, etc., orig. indicating low or falling pitch.
Derivative
gravely adv. graveness n.
grave, v.tr. (past part. graven or graved)
1 (foll. by in, on) fix indelibly (on one's memory).
2 archaic engrave, carve.

Idiom
graven image an idol.
grave, v.tr. clean (a ship's bottom) by burning off accretions and by tarring.

Idiom
graving dock = dry dock.
Etymology
perh. F dial. grave = OF greve shore

DEVIL DICTIONARY

grave

n. A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.


Beside a lonely grave I stood --
With brambles 'twas encumbered;
The winds were moaning in the wood,
Unheard by him who slumbered,


A rustic standing near, I said:
"He cannot hear it blowing!"
"'Course not," said he: "the feller's dead --
He can't hear nowt [sic] that's going."


"Too true," I said; "alas, too true --
No sound his sense can quicken!"
"Well, mister, wot is that to you? --
The deadster ain't a-kickin'."


I knelt and prayed: "O Father, smile
On him, and mercy show him!"
That countryman looked on the while,
And said: "Ye didn't know him."
Pobeter Dunko

THESAURUS

grave

abject, abominable, acute, afflictive, agonizing, annihilation, arch, aristocratic, arrant, assemble, atrocious, august, autolithograph, awe-inspiring, awful, bane, baritone, barrow, base, bass, be a printmaker, beehive tomb, beggarly, biological death, biting, black, blackish, bleak, bone house, book, boundary stone, box grave, brass, burial, burial chamber, burial mound, bust, cairn, calendar, carve, cast, catacomb, catacombs, catalog, cenotaph, cessation of life, chalk, chalk up, character, charnel house, chase, check in, cheesy, chisel, chronicle, cist, cist grave, clinical death, column, comprehensive, consequential, considerable, contemptible, contralto, courtly, cramping, crease, cribble, critical, cromlech, cross, crosshatch, crossing the bar, crucial, cruel, crummy, crypt, cup, curtains, cut, cyclolith, dangerous, dark, dark-colored, darkish, darksome, deadly, death, death knell, debased, debt of nature, decease, decorous, deep, deep six, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, degraded, demise, demure, departure, depraved, despicable, destructive, dignified, dire, dirty, disgusting, dismal, dissolution, distressing, docket, dokhma, dolmen, doom, dour, dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreary, drive, dusk, dusky, dying, earnest, ebb of life, elevated, enchase, end, end of life, ending, engrave, enroll, enscroll, enter, etch, eternal rest, excruciating, execrable, exhaustive, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fatal, fateful, fell, file, fill out, final summons, finger of death, flagrant, footstone, formal, formidable, foul, found, frowning, full, fulsome, funebrial, funereal, furrow, gloomy, gnawing, going, going off, grand, gravestone, gray, great, grievous, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, griping, groove, gross, hammer, hand of death, hard, harrowing, harsh, hatch, headstone, heavy, heinous, hoarstone, hollow, horrible, house of death, hurtful, hurting, impanel, important, imposing, impress, imprint, incise, inculcate, index, infix, inscribe, inscription, insculpture, insert, inspiring, instill, intense, irresistible, jaws of death, jot down, killing, kingly, knell, last debt, last home, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving life, line, list, lithograph, little, lofty, log, long home, long-faced, lordly, loss of life, low, low green tent, low house, low-down, low-pitched, lumpen, magisterial, main, majestic, major, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, make prints, making an end, mangy, mark, mark down, marker, mastaba, matriculate, mausoleum, mean, measly, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, mighty, minute, miserable, model, moderate, mold, monolith, monstrance, monstrous, monument, mound, moving, mummy chamber, murderous, narrow house, necrology, nefarious, nigrescent, no-nonsense, noble, note, note down, obelisk, obituary, obnoxious, odious, ossuarium, ossuary, painful, paltry, paroxysmal, parting, passage grave, passing, passing away, passing over, perilous, perishing, petty, piercing, pillar, pit, pivotal, place upon record, plaque, plenary, poignant, poky, poll, ponderous, poor, portentous, post, post up, pound, powerful, pressing, princely, print, prize, pungent, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on tape, pyramid, queenly, quietus, racking, rank, record, reduce to writing, regal, register, release, reliquary, remembrance, reptilian, rest, resting place, reward, ribbon, rostral column, royal, sad, saturnine, scabby, score, scrape, scratch, scrubby, scruffy, sculp, sculpt, sculpture, scummy, scurvy, sedate, sentence of death, sepulcher, sepulchral, sepulture, serious, set down, severe, shabby, shades of death, shadow of death, shaft, shaft grave, sharp, shoddy, shooting, shrine, sleep, small, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solder, solemn, somatic death, somber, sombrous, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, squalid, stabbing, staid, stamp, stately, statuesque, stela, stinging, stipple, stone, stone-faced, straight-faced, strong, stupa, sublime, summons of death, swart, swarthy, tablet, tabulate, take down, tape, tape-record, temperate, terrible, testimonial, thoughtful, tomb, tombstone, tool, tope, tormenting, torturous, total, tower of silence, triste, trophy, tumulus, ugly, unmentionable, unsmiling, urgent, vault, venerable, videotape, vile, vital, weariful, wearisome, weary, weighty, weld, worthy, wretched, write, write down, write in, write out, write up

ROGET THESAURUS

grave

Importance

N importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness, import, significance, concern, emphasis, interest, greatness, superiority, notability, weight, value, usefulness, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, no joke, no laughing matter, pressure, urgency, stress, matter of life and death, memorabilia, notabilia, great doings, red-letter day, great thing, great point, main chance, the be all and the end all, cardinal point, substance, gist, sum and substance, gravamen, head and front, important part, principal part, prominent part, essential part, half the battle, sine qua non, breath of one's nostrils, cream, salt, core, kernel, heart, nucleus, keynote, keystone, corner stone, trump card, salient points, top sawyer, first fiddle, prima donna, chief, triton among the minnows, 'it', important, of importance, momentous, material, to the point, not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at, egregious, weighty, of note, notable, prominent, salient, signal, memorable, remarkable, unforgettable, worthy of remark, worthy of notice, never to be forgotten, stirring, eventful, grave, serious, earnest, noble, grand, solemn, impressive, commanding, imposing, urgent, pressing, critical, instant, paramount, essential, vital, all-absorbing, radical, cardinal, chief, main, prime, primary, principal, leading, capital, foremost, overruling, of vital importance in the front rank, first-rate, superior, considerable, marked, rare, significant, telling, trenchant, emphatic, pregnant, tanti, materially, in the main, above all, kat' exochin, par excellence, to crown all, to beat all, expende Hannibalem!.

Greatness

N greatness, magnitude, size, multitude, immensity, enormity, infinity, might, strength, intensity, fullness, importance, great quantity, quantity, deal, power, sight, pot, volume, world, mass, heap, stock, peck, bushel, load, cargo, cartload, wagonload, shipload, flood, spring tide, abundance, principal part, chief part, main part, greater part, major part, best part, essential part, bulk, mass, great, greater, large, considerable, fair, above par, big, huge, Herculean, cyclopean, ample, abundant, full, intense, strong, sound, passing, heavy, plenary, deep, high, signal, at its height, in the zenith, world-wide, widespread, far-famed, extensive, wholesale, many, goodly, noble, precious, mighty, sad, grave, heavy, serious, far gone, arrant, downright, utter, uttermost, crass, gross, arch, profound, intense, consummate, rank, uninitiated, red-hot, desperate, glaring, flagrant, stark staring, thorough-paced, thoroughgoing, roaring, thumping, extraordinary, important, unsurpassed, complete, august, grand, dignified, sublime, majestic, vast, immense, enormous, extreme, inordinate, excessive, extravagant, exorbitant, outrageous, preposterous, unconscionable, swinging, monstrous, overgrown, towering, stupendous, prodigious, astonishing, incredible, marvelous, unlimited, unapproachable, unutterable, indescribable, ineffable, unspeakable, inexpressible, beyond expression, fabulous, undiminished, unabated, unreduced, unrestricted, absolute, positive, stark, decided, unequivocal, essential, perfect, finished, remarkable, of mark, marked, pointed, veriest, noteworthy, renowned, truly, decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, downright, in all conscience, for the most part, in the main, entirely, abundantly, widely, far and wide, greatly, much, muckle, well, indeed, very, very much, a deal, no end of, most, not a little, pretty, pretty well, enough, in a great measure, richly, to a large extent, to a great extent, to a gigantic extent, on a large scale, so, never so, ever so, ever so dole, scrap, shred, tag, splinter, rag, much, by wholesale, mighty, powerfully, with a witness, ultra, in the extreme, extremely, exceedingly, intensely, exquisitely, acutely, indefinitely, immeasurably, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, beyond all bounds, incalculably, infinitely, preeminently, superlatively, immoderately, monstrously, preposterously, inordinately, exorbitantly, excessively, enormously, out of all proportion, with a vengeance, particularly, remarkably, singularly, curiously, uncommonly, unusually, peculiarly, notably, signally, strikingly, pointedly, mainly, chiefly, famously, egregiously, prominently, glaringly, emphatically, kat exochin, strangely, wonderfully, amazingly, surprisingly, astonishingly, incredibly, marvelously, awfully, stupendously, peculiarly, furiously, severely, desperately, tremendously, extravagantly, confoundedly, deucedly, devilishly, with a vengeance, a outrance, a toute outrance, painfully, sadly, grossly, sorely, bitterly, piteously, grievously, miserably, cruelly, woefully, lamentably, shockingly, frightfully, dreadfully, fearfully, terribly, horribly, a maximis ad minima, greatness knows itself, mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, minimum decet libere cui multum licet, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

Inexcitability

N inexcitability, imperturbability, inirritability, even temper, tranquil mind, dispassion, tolerance, patience, coolth, passiveness, hebetude, hebetation, impassibility, stupefaction, coolness, calmness, composure, placidity, indisturbance, imperturbation, sang froid, tranquility, serenity, quiet, quietude, peace of mind, mental calmness, staidness, gravity, sobriety, Quakerism, philosophy, equanimity, stoicism, command of temper, self-possession, self-control, self-command, self-restraint, ice water in one's veins, presence of mind, submission, resignation, sufferance, supportance, endurance, longsufferance, forbearance, longanimity, fortitude, patience of Job, patience on a monument, patience 'sovereign o'er transmuted ill', moderation, repression of feelings, subjugation of feeling, restraint, tranquillization, inexcitable, unexcitable, imperturbable, unsusceptible, unpassionate, dispassionate, cold-blooded, irritable, enduring, stoical, Platonic, philosophic, staid, stayed, sober, sober minded, grave, sober as a judge, grave as a judge, sedate, demure, cool-headed, easy-going, peaceful, placid, calm, quiet as a mouse, tranquil, serene, cool as a cucumber, cool as a custard, undemonstrative, temperate, composed, collected, unexcited, unstirred, unruffled, undisturbed, unperturbed, unimpassioned, unoffended, unresisting, meek, tolerant, patient, patient as Job, submissive, tame, content, resigned, chastened, subdued, lamblike, gentle as a lamb, suaviter in modo, mild as mothers milk, soft as peppermint, armed with patience, bearing with, clement, long-suffering, like patience on a monument smiling at grief, aequo animo, in cold blood, more in sorrow than in anger, Int, patience!, and shuffle the cards, cool calm and collected, keep calm in the midst of a storm, adversity's sweet milk, philosophy, mens aequa in arduis philosophia stemma non inspec, quo me cumque rapit tempestas deferor hospes, they also serve who only stand and wait.

Painfulness

N painfulness, trouble, care, trial, affliction, infliction, blow, stroke, burden, load, curse, bitter pill, bitter draught, waters of bitterness, annoyance, grievance, nuisance, vexation, mortification, sickener, bore, bother, pother, hot water, sea of troubles, hornet's nest, plague, pest, cancer, ulcer, sting, thorn, canker, scorpion, dagger, scourge, carking care, canker worm of care, mishap, misfortune, desagrement, esclandre, rub, source of irritation, source of annoyance, wound, open sore, sore subject, skeleton in the closet, thorn in the flesh, thorn in one's side, where the shoe pinches, gall and wormwood, sorry sight, heavy news, provocation, affront, head and front of one's offending, infestation, molestation, malignity, causing pain, hurting, hurtful, painful, dolorific, dolorous, unpleasant, unpleasing, displeasing, disagreeable, unpalatable, bitter, distasteful, uninviting, unwelcome, undesirable, undesired, obnoxious, unacceptable, unpopular, thankless, unsatisfactory, untoward, unlucky, uncomfortable, distressing, afflicting, afflictive, joyless, cheerless, comfortless, dismal, disheartening, depressing, depressive, dreary, melancholy, grievous, piteous, woeful, rueful, mournful, deplorable, pitiable, lamentable, sad, affecting, touching, pathetic, irritating, provoking, stinging, annoying, aggravating, mortifying, galling, unaccommodating, invidious, vexatious, troublesome, tiresome, irksome, wearisome, plaguing, plaguy, awkward, importunate, teasing, pestering, bothering, harassing, worrying, tormenting, carking, intolerable, insufferable, insupportable, unbearable, unendurable, past bearing, not to be borne, not to be endured, more than flesh and blood can bear, enough to drive one mad, enough to provoke a saint, enough to make a parson swear, enough to gag a maggot, shocking, terrific, grim, appalling, crushing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, thrilling, tremendous, dire, heart-breaking, heart-rending, heart-wounding, heart-corroding, heart-sickening, harrowing, rending, odious, hateful, execrable, repulsive, repellent, abhorrent, horrid, horrible, horrific, horrifying, offensive, nauseous, nauseating, disgusting, sickening, revolting, nasty, loathsome, loathful, fulsome, vile, hideous, sharp, acute, sore, severe, grave, hard, harsh, cruel, biting, caustic, cutting, corroding, consuming, racking, excruciating, searching, grinding, grating, agonizing, envenomed, catheretic, pyrotic, ruinous, disastrous, calamitous, tragical, desolating, withering, burdensome, onerous, oppressive, cumbrous, cumbersome, painfully, with pain, deuced, Int, hinc illae lachrymae!, surgit amari aliquid, the place being too hot to hold one, the iron entering into the soul, he jests at scars that never felt a wound, I must be cruel only to be kind, what deep wounds ever closed without a scar?.

Vice

N vice, evil-doing, evil courses, wrongdoing, wickedness, viciousness, iniquity, peccability, demerit, sin, Adam, old Adam, offending Adam, immorality, impropriety, indecorum, scandal, laxity, looseness of morals, enphagy, dophagy, exophagy, want of principle, want of ballast, obliquity, backsliding, infamy, demoralization, pravity, depravity, pollution, hardness of heart, brutality, corruption, knavery, profligacy, flagrancy, atrocity, cannibalism, lesbianism, Sadism, infirmity, weakness, weakness of the flesh, frailty, imperfection, error, weak side, foible, failing, failure, crying sin, besetting sin, defect, deficiency, cloven foot, lowest dregs of vice, sink of iniquity, Alsatian den, gusto picaresco, fault, crime, criminality, sinner, brothel, gambling house, joint, opium den, shooting gallery, crack house, vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, incorrect, unduteous, undutiful, unprincipled, lawless, disorderly, contra bonos mores, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, scampish, unworthy, worthless, desertless, disgraceful, recreant, reprehensible, blameworthy, uncommendable, discreditable, disreputable, Sadistic, base, sinister, scurvy, foul, gross, vile, black, grave, facinorous, felonious, nefarious, shameful, scandalous, infamous, villainous, of a deep dye, heinous, flagrant, flagitious, atrocious, incarnate, accursed, Mephistophelian, satanic, diabolic, hellish, infernal, stygian, fiendlike, hell-born, demoniacal, devilish, fiendish, miscreated, misbegotten, demoralized, corrupt, depraved, evil-minded, evil-disposed, ill-conditioned, malevolent, heartless, graceless, shameless, virtueless, abandoned, lost to virtue, unconscionable, sunk in iniquity, lost in iniquity, steeped in iniquity, incorrigible, irreclaimable, obdurate, reprobate, past praying for, culpable, reprehensible, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable, inexpiable, unpardonable, irremissible, weak, frail, lax, infirm, imperfect, indiscrete, demoralizing, degrading, wrong, sinfully, without excuse, Int, O tempora!, O mores!, alitur vitium vivitque tegendo, genus est mortis male vivere, mala mens malus animus, nemo repente fuit turpissimus, the trail of the serpent is over them all, to sanction vice and hunt decorum down.

Interment

N interment, burial, sepulture, inhumation, obsequies, exequies, funeral, wake, pyre, funeral pile, cremation, funeral, funeral rite, funeral solemnity, kneel, passing bell, tolling, dirge, cypress, orbit, dead march, muffled drum, mortuary, undertaker, mute, elegy, funeral, funeral oration, funeral sermon, epitaph, graveclothes, shroud, winding sheet, cerecloth, cerement, coffin, shell, sarcophagus, urn, pall, bier, hearse, catafalque, cinerary urn, grave, pit, sepulcher, tomb, vault, crypt, catacomb, mausoleum, Golgotha, house of death, narrow house, cemetery, necropolis, burial place, burial ground, grave yard, church yard, God's acre, tope, cromlech, barrow, tumulus, cairn, ossuary, bone house, charnel house, dead house, morgue, lich gate, burning ghat, crematorium, crematory, dokhma, mastaba, potter's field, stupa, Tower of Silence, sexton, gravedigger, monument, cenotaph, shrine, grave stone, head stone, tomb stone, memento mori, hatchment, stone, obelisk, pyramid, exhumation, disinterment, necropsy, autopsy, post mortem examination, zoothapsis, burried, burial, funereal, funebrial, mortuary, sepulchral, cinerary, elegiac, necroscopic, in memoriam, post obit, post mortem, beneath the sod, hic jacet, ci-git, RIP, requiescat in pace, the lone couch of his everlasting sleep, without a grave- unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown, in the dark union of insensate dust, the deep cold shadow of the tomb, Special Vitality.

Engraving

VB engrave, grave, stipple, scrape, etch, bite, bite in, lithograph, print.


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