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Definitions of engraving

  1. a print made from an engraving
  2. making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
  3. a block or plate that has been engraved
  4. of Engrave
  5. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper.
  6. That which is engraved; an engraved plate.
  7. An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print.
  8. The act, process, or art of producing designs, etc., cut in, or in relief on, metal, etc.; a design or inscription so cut; an impression from an engraved plate.
  9. Act or art of cutting designs on metal, wood, or stone: an impression taken from an engraved plate: a print.
  10. Art of cutting designs on metal, wood, & c.; impression from an engraved plate.
  11. The act or art of cutting designs on a plate; an engraved design, plate, or print.
  12. The act or art, according to Ruskin, of " producing decoration on a surface by the touches of a chisel or a burin;" the art of cutting designs on the surfaces of plates of metal or blocks of wood for the purpose of being subsequently printed on paper; an engraved plate; an impression from an engraved plate.
  13. The art of cutting devices, figures, or letters on metals, stones, & c.; the print from an engraved plate.
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Usage examples for engraving

  1. I think that when Bacon, in 1820, repaired this statue, he must have altered the mouth, because, in the engraving by Stothard, this feature, and perhaps others, are more expressive. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  2. Another Bohemian, who did engraving on glass, had a room with her, and when he came home perhaps he could tell where Bouchalka was, for they were friends. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  3. The engraving perhaps, is not very fine, but it is certainly a striking likeness. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  4. Though I applied to several such in London, I could never meet with an entire specimen; nor could I ever find in books any engraving from a perfect one. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert
  5. It was just upon a level with the Furggengrat, and its position is indicated upon the engraving facing p. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  6. The engraving isn't bad. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  7. The subtle wisdom of these words was no doubt well known to the men of the later Paleolithic Age before them, but evidently the gentleman in the engraving never heard of it. – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
  8. And because it demanded drawing to a smaller scale, with lines closer together, the demands of engraving suited the nature of du Maurier's art better than those of " process" work. – George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians by T. Martin Wood
  9. Having inherited a small income, he sells or he does not, following his fancy or the requirements of his own purchases, to- day asking you twenty francs for a wretched engraving for which he paid ten sous, to- morrow giving you at a low price a costly book, the value of which he knows. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  10. He took the pamphlet to Marie, who shuddered when her eyes fell on the engraving – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  11. Miss Mary Blandy, with scene of her Execution From an Engraving by B. Cole, after an original Painting. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  12. Work 5 Small Stars as the 1st Star in the Wristband, and tack them on the net as in the Engraving – Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet by Eleonore Riego de la Branchardière
  13. The larger engraving shows a wine- cellar fitted up entirely with. – Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines by Henry Vizetelly
  14. Littimer agreed to buy a number of shares in the Engraving Company, which he happened to know could be purchased, and to advance Crombie a good sum with which to procure a portion of the same lot. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  15. To the right of the fireplace, over the sofa, there hung an engraving after Landseer, showing a lonely stag paddling into a lake. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. The beautiful engraving of Edelinck was made after a different original, attributed to a nephew of Champagne. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  17. I had seen a steel engraving of him at the head of a double volume of Memoirs a month before, and I felt ancient beyond telling. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  18. It was workmanship of this character which survived in Egypt almost as late as Roman times; that is to say, the same style engraving was current in the Valley of the Nile for forty- six centuries. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  19. There is a person here, who has hit on a new method of engraving – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  20. The steamer passed along the shore, very near to this castle, in going to the head of the lake, as you see represented in the engraving – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott