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grave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grave

(noun) death of a person
Example Sentence
  • he went to his grave without forgiving me
  • from cradle to grave

(noun) a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
Synonyms : tomb
Example Sentence
  • he put flowers on his mother's grave

(noun) a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Synonyms : grave accent

(verb) shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
Synonyms : sculpt , sculpture
Example Sentence
  • She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

(verb) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
Synonyms : engrave , inscribe , scratch
Example Sentence
  • engrave a pen
  • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
  • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree

(adj) dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
Synonyms : sedate , sober , solemn
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
Synonyms : grievous , heavy , weighty
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for grave

dont laugh near the graves,b serious
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by abhineo90

grave = g(guilt) + rave (raven); After doing wrong with sita raven feel guilty so he is slient.
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by shaktipada

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