engrave
Verb

engrave (engraves, present participle engraving; past and past participle engraved)

  1. (transitive) To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
    He engraved the plaque with his name.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
  2. (transitive) To carve (something) into a material.
    He engraved his name.
Synonyms Translations Verb

engrave (engraves, present participle engraving; past and past participle engraved)

  1. (obsolete) To put in a grave, to bury.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      So both agree their bodies to engraue; / The great earthes wombe they open to the sky [...].



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