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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

Honey, I am going to my grave with my eyelashes and my makeup on.
Tammy Faye Bakker

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

Matters of the heart are important to me. All this materialism and all the money and wealth are things that you don't take to the grave. One day you have it. The next day you don't.
Shari Arison

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Dorothy Dix

There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.'
Elizabeth Gilbert
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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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