[ greiv ] Pronunciation: "grave" in a sentence
Noun: grave greyv
- Death of a person
"he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
- 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"
- A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
- grave accent
- Dignified and sombre in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
"a grave God-fearing man"
- sedate, sober, solemn
- Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
"a grave situation"; "a grave illness"
- dangerous, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening
- Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
- grievous, heavy, weighty
- Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
- sculpt, sculpture
- 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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- he had heard a voice from the grave.
- amy looked so grave and important.
- you've made mahan turn over in his grave.
- he preserved his grave and dignified bearing.
- he looks as though he has one foot in the grave.