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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

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

My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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

Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
Richard Dawkins

Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made.
Pope Benedict XVI
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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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