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    grave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word grave

    Definition
    (noun) death of a person
    Example Sentence
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    Synonyms : grave accent
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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

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dont laugh near the graves,b serious

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

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