KJV Dictionary Definition: engrave


ENGRA'VE, v.t. pret. engraved; pp. engraved or engraven.

Literally, to scratch or scrape. Hence,

1. To cut, as metals, stones or other hard substances, with a chisel or graver; to cut figures, letters or devices, on stone or metal; to mark by incision.

Thou shalt engrave the two stones with the

names of the children of Israel. Ex.28.

2. To picture or represent by incisions.

3. To imprint; to impress deeply; to infix.

Let the laws of God and the principles of morality be engraved on the minds in early years.

4. To bury; to deposit in the grave; to inter; to inhume. Not now used.


ENGRA'VEMENT, n. Engraved work; act of engraving.


ENGRA'VER, n. One who engraves; a cutter of letters, figures or devices, on stone, metal or wood; a sculptor; a carver.


ENGRA'VING, ppr. Cutting or marking stones or metals, with a chisel or graver; imprinting.

ENGRA'VING, n. The act or art of cutting stones, metals and other hard substances, and representing thereon figures, letters, characters and devices; a branch of sculpture.