grave meaning

[ greiv ] Pronunciation:   "grave" in a sentence
Noun: grave  greyv
  1. Death of a person
    "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave" 
  2. A place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
    - tomb 
  3. A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    - grave accent
Adjective: grave (graver,gravest)  greyv
  1. Dignified and sombre in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    "a grave God-fearing man"
    - sedate, sober, solemn 
  2. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"
    - dangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening 
  3. Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
    "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
    - grievous, heavy, weighty
Verb: grave (graved,graven)  greyv
  1. Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
    - sculpt, sculpture 
  2. Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    - scratch, engrave, inscribe

Derived forms: graved, gravest, graving, graves, graver, graven

See also: critical, graveness, important, of import, serious

Type of: accent, accent mark, carve, chip at, death, demise, dying, place, spot, topographic point

Encyclopedia: Grave Grave, Netherlands Grave, Holland

adj : very serious : dangerous to life —used of an illness or its prospects ‹a grave prognosis›


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  1. he had heard a voice from the grave.
  2. amy looked so grave and important.
  3. you've made mahan turn over in his grave.
  4. he preserved his grave and dignified bearing.
  5. he looks as though he has one foot in the grave.

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