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Definition of Carve

Carve

  1. To cut.
  2. To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
  3. To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
  4. To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
  5. To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
  6. To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
  7. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
  8. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.
  9. To cut up meat; as, to carve for all the guests.
  10. A carucate.

Carve Quotations

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles Spurgeon

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

But how carve way i' the life that lies before, If bent on groaning ever for the past?
Robert Browning

You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.
William Shatner
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Carve Translations

carve in Dutch is beeldhouwen, uithakken, uithouwen
carve in French is ciseler, buriner
carve in German is schnitzen, zerschneiden
carve in Spanish is labrar

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