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Definition of Grave

Grave

  1. 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.
  2. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
  3. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; -- said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
  4. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
  5. Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
  6. Slow and solemn in movement.
  7. To dig. [Obs.] Chaucer.
  8. To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
  9. To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
  10. To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
  11. To entomb; to bury.
  12. To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
  13. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction.

Grave Quotations

There have been hours in my unhappy life, many of them, when the contemplation of death as the end of earthly sorrow - of the grave as a resting place for the tired and worn out body - has been pleasant to dwell upon.
Solomon Northup

Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
Paul Harvey

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.
Alastair Campbell

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
Khalil Gibran

Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation.
Charles Ruff
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Grave Translations

grave in Dutch is groeve, graf
grave in Finnish is hauta
grave in French is tombe
grave in German is Grab, Grab, graven, schwerwiegend
grave in Italian is pesante, tomba, grave
grave in Latin is sepulchrum, serius, tumulus
grave in Norwegian is betydningsfull, alvorlig, grav
grave in Portuguese is sepultura
grave in Spanish is tumba, pesado
grave in Swedish is viktig, grav, allvarlig
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