Associations to the word «Graves»


GRAVE, noun. An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher.
GRAVE, noun. Death, destruction.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To dig.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To entomb; to bury.
GRAVE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) (nautical) 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.
GRAVE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
GRAVE, adjective. (obsolete) Influential, important; authoritative. [16th-18th c.]
GRAVE, adjective. Characterised by a dignified sense of seriousness; not cheerful, sombre. [from 16th c.]
GRAVE, adjective. Low in pitch, tone etc. [from 17th c.]
GRAVE, adjective. Serious, in a negative sense; important, formidable. [from 19th c.]
GRAVE, noun. A written accent used in French, Italian, and other languages. è is an e with a grave accent.
GRAVE ACCENT, noun. (countable) A diacritic mark ( ˋ ) used in many languages to distinguish the pronunciations of vowels.
GRAVE ACCENTS, noun. Plural of grave accent
GRAVE DANCER, noun. One who dances on someone's grave.
GRAVE DANCERS, noun. Plural of grave dancer
GRAVE DANCING, noun. The act of adding insult to injury
GRAVE GOOD, noun. (archaeology) An artefact buried with a corpse in a grave or tomb.
GRAVE GOODS, noun. Plural of grave good
GRAVE MARKER, noun. A tombstone or other permanent fixed object to indicate the location of a grave.
GRAVE MARKERS, noun. Plural of grave marker
GRAVE ROBBER, noun. Alternative spelling of graverobber
GRAVE WAX, noun. A waxy substance found on corpses: adipocere.

Dictionary definition

GRAVE, noun. Death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave".
GRAVE, noun. 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".
GRAVE, noun. A mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
GRAVE, verb. Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband".
GRAVE, verb. Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree".
GRAVE, adjective. Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence".
GRAVE, adjective. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease".
GRAVE, adjective. Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave responsibilities"; "faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"; "a grievous fault"; "heavy matters of state"; "the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference".

Wise words

The words of truth are simple.