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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.
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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