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Definitions of grave

  1.   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"
  2.   Gravely.
  3.   Not acute or sharp; low; deep; - said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
  4.   To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
  5.   Of weight; of importance; of a serious character; not gay or showy; solemn; sedate; low or depressed, as opposed to acute; heavy or long- sounding.
  6.   A pit graved or dug out, esp. one in which to bury the dead: any place of burial: ( fig.) death: destruction.
  7.   To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
  8.   Heavy; important; serious; not acute.
  9.   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.
  10.   To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
  11.   To clean a ship's bottom, and cover it with pitch. See Graves.
  12.   Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
  13.   To engrave:- pa. p. graved or graven.
  14.   Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
  15.   Slow and solemn in movement.
  16.   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"
  17.   To carve or cut on stone or other hard substance with a chisel or edged tool; to engrave; to form by cutting with a chisel.
  18.   carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; " engrave a pen"; " engraved the winner's name onto the trophy cup"
  19.   Noting symptoms of a serious or dangerous character.
  20.   ( fig.) Weighty: of importance: serious: not gay: sober: solemn: not acute: low.
  21.   To entomb; to bury.
  22.   To carve; to engrave.
  23.   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"
  24.   Graveness.
  25.   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"
  26.   Graved or graven.
  27.   To shape or carve by cutting with a chisel; engrave.
  28.   To engrave.
  29.   To carve or cut, on a hard substance: to engrave.
  30.   To smear with graves or greaves, a mixture of tallow, rosin, etc., boiled together.
  31.   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"
  32.   To carve; engrave.
  33.   a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  34.   Important; serious; sober.
  35.   Serious; sedate; not gay, light, or trifling; weighty; momentous.
  36.   A pit dug to bury a dead human body; any place of burial; a place of great slaughter or mortality; death or destruction.
  37.   To dig. [ Obs.] Chaucer.
  38.   An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.
  39.   To impress deeply ( on the mind); to fix indelibly.
  40.   death of a person; " he went to his grave without forgiving me"; " from cradle to grave"
  41.   To carve or cut letters or figures on any hard substance, as stone or wood; to carve or form.
  42.   An excavation or hole in the earth for the reception of a dead body; place of burial.
  43.   Serious; solemn; thoughtful; sedate; important.
  44.   The pit in which a dead body is laid; a tomb; a sepulchre.
  45.   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"
  46.   Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; - said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
  47.   write upon; engrave a pen, for example
  48.   A pit for the dead; death.
  49.   An excavation in the earth for the burial of a dead body; the abode of the dead.

Antonyms for grave

antic, cuckoo, risible, earsplitting, comic, dizzy, high-pitched, daft, facetious, little, happy-go-lucky, carefree, larky, humorous, frothy, strident, acute, crazy, unimportant, wise, prankish, funny, zany, shrieking, Sportful, slight, futile, uproarious, unthreatening, innocuous, unwise, small, Daffy, mad, piping, fatuous, cute, thin, minor, beneficial, half-witted, trivial, insignificant, rascally, kooky, Weak-minded, unconcerned, jerky, nonhazardous, noncritical, tinny, absurd, playful, jesting, kittenish, lighthearted, debonair, insouciant, smart-assed, mischievous, comical, yeasty, flippant, noncrucial, whistling, elvish, smart aleck, hilarious, leprechaunish, pert, nutty, ludicrous, harmless, frolicsome, screwball, puerile, Fay, senseless, Peeping, frivolous, impish, light-headed, puckish, ditzy, coltish, smart-alecky, droll, squeaky, clever, chucklesome, slaphappy, light, shrill, smart, smarty-pants, mickey mouse, screeching, hysterical, squealing, goofy, sidesplitting, sportive, tricksy, roguish, cockeyed, wiseass, silly, harebrained, smart-ass, ridiculous, lunatic, asinine, frisky, piercing, penetrating, preposterous, sharp, devil-may-care, sly, brainless, wacky, screaming, Humoristic, farcical, witty, Scampish, jocular, nonsensical, foolish, rollicking, wicked, giddy, light-minded, sappy, joking, blithe, featherbrained, loony, dotty, arch, birdbrained, devilish, comedic, riotous, laughable, insane, lite, balmy, treble, waggish, unserious, innocent, scatterbrained, good, safe, advantageous, elfish, high, flighty, witless, squeaking, flip.

Quotes of grave

  1. I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave cries, 'Give, give.' – Abigail Adams
  2. They give birth astride of a grave the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more. – Samuel Beckett
  3. The grave dread thing! Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness. – Robert Blair
  4. Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave – Christian Nestell Bovee
  5. We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population. – Jan Egeland
  6. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave – Benjamin Franklin
  7. I was darkly convinced that at age 52 I would kill myself because my mother committed suicide at that age. I was fantasizing that she was waiting for me on the other side of the grave – Spalding Gray
  8. The paths of glory lead but to the grave – Thomas Gray
  9. He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave – Matthew Henry
  10. Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor- with the cry of grave national emergency. – Douglas MacArthur
  11. I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done. – Ewan McGregor
  12. How many people have a family grave in the backyard? I'm sure I'll end up there, or I'll shrink my head and put it in a glass box in the living room. I'll get more tourists to Graceland that way. – Lisa Marie Presley
  13. I'll only stop singing when I'm in my grave – Compay Segundo
  14. We shall see our friends again. We can lay them in the grave we know they are safe with God. – Matthew Simpson

Usage examples for grave

  1. I've set them in a sort of grave and it's only going to be my hands that open it, and my eyes that look into it. ” – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. It's very important; it's life or death with me, sir, he said, trying to look grave – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. “ I remember how very grave his face used to be sometimes. ” – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. When the doctor came to make his last visit before the night, he looked grave – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  5. Light up a fire upon my grave When I am dead. ” – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  6. Otherwise-" she looked grave – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  7. “ " Get well into your grave before you think that," was the answer. ” – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  8. Remember that he is in his grave and that I am left to speak for him. ” – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  9. “ Lucy had never seen him more grave – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  10. She became grave and added under her breath: " And I shall get it. ” – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  11. She laughed, but he had become suddenly grave – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  12. After a late supper, we went in search of his grave – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  13. He used to sit beside her grave and watch for her each afternoon. ” – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. “ I can tell you all about him, for he raised my mother's grand- uncle from the dead; yes, out of the grave as one may say. ” – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  15. “ David Owen's voice was very grave – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  16. “ I felt, by the kind way in which he looked at me, that he had grave news to give me. ” – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor
  17. But I feel that you must see now what a grave mistake you made. ” – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  18. And as the Prince turned round upon his father a small, sweet, grave face,- so like his mother's,- his Majesty the King smiled and held out his arms. ” – The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice by Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik
  19. “ Trenta had become very grave – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. You don't know, said Valerie, what death is; what it is to be obliged to think of the morrow of your last day on earth, and of what is to be found in the grave – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac

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