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grave

noun

1 grave

Death of a person.



2 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.

synonym: tomb.

Roget 363: interment, burial, sepulture; inhumation; obsequies, exequies; funeral, wake, pyre, funeral pile; cremation.    funeral, funeral rite, ... show more

Dutch: graf, tombe
Polish: grób, mogiła

3 grave

A mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

synonym: grave accent.

Dutch: accent grave

verb

1 grave

Shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it.

synonyms: sculpt, sculpture.

2 grave

Carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface:
— Engrave a pen.
— Engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name.

synonyms: engrave, inscribe, scratch.

Roget 558: engrave, grave, stipple, scrape, etch; bite, bite in; lithograph etc. n.; print.   

Dutch: krabben

adjective

1 grave

Dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises:
— A grave God-fearing man.

synonyms: sedate, sober, solemn.

Roget 826: inexcitable, unexcitable; imperturbable; unsusceptible etc. (insensible) 823; unpassionate, dispassionate; cold-blooded, irritable; enduring etc. ... show more

Roget 945: vicious; sinful; sinning etc. v.; wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal; naughty, incorrect; ... show more

Polish: solenny

2 grave

Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm:
— A grave situation.
— A grave illness.

synonyms: dangerous, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe.

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more

Polish: groźny

3 grave

Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought:
— Grave responsibilities.
— Faced a grave decision in a time of crisis.

synonyms: grievous, heavy, weighty.

Polish: ciężki


Moby thesaurus: abject, abominable, acute, afflictive, agonizing, annihilation, arch, aristocratic, arrant, assemble, atrocious, august, autolithograph, awe-inspiring, awful, bane, baritone, barrow, base, bass ... show more.

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