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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's a War Crimes Act in the United States passed by a Republican Congress in 1996, which says that grave breaches of the Geneva Convention are subject to the death penalty. And that doesn't mean the soldier that committed them - that means the commanders.
Noam Chomsky

A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
Salmon P. Chase

The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln

Any use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances, is a grave violation of the 1925 Protocol and other relevant rules of customary international law.
Ban Ki-moon

I spent lunchtime in a grave during the filming of 'Bloody Mama.' When you're younger, you feel that's what you need to do to help you stay in character. When you get older, you become more confident and less intense about it - and you can achieve the same effect.
Robert De Niro
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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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