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grave

Definitions by Oxford


[ɡreɪv], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or dead body, typically marked by a stone or mound
(e.g: the coffin was lowered into the grave)


Phrases:
- as silent as the grave
- dig one's own grave
- take one's secret to the grave
- turn in one's grave

Origin:
Old English græf, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch graf and German Grab


[ɡreɪv], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- giving cause for alarm; serious
(e.g: a matter of grave concern)

- serious or solemn in manner or appearance
(e.g: his face was grave)


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Origin:
late 15th century (originally of a wound in the sense ‘severe, serious’): from Old French grave or Latin gravis ‘heavy, serious’


[ɡrɑːv], (Noun)

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[ɡreɪv], (Verb)

Definitions:
- engrave (an inscription or image) on a surface
(e.g: marble graved with exquisite flower, human and animal forms)


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English grafan ‘dig’, of Germanic origin; related to German graben, Dutch graven ‘dig’ and German begraben ‘bury’, also to grave and groove


[ɡreɪv], (Verb)

Definitions:
- clean (a ship's bottom) by burning off the accretions and then tarring it
(e.g: they graved the ship there and remained 26 days)


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Origin:
late Middle English: perhaps from French dialect grave, variant of Old French greve ‘shore’ (because originally the ship would have been run aground)


[ɡrɑːˈveɪ], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- (as a direction) slowly; with solemnity
(e.g: the piece begins with four bars which are to be played grave and forte)


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Origin:
Italian, ‘slow’


[ɡrɑːˈveɪ], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- performed in a slow and solemn way
(e.g: the grave sections of the first movement)


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