Definition of Graving

1. n. The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.



2. n. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, esp. by incision or in intaglio.

Definition of Graving

1. Verb. (present participle of grave) ¹

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Definition of Graving

1. grave [v] - See also: grave

Medical Definition of Graving

1. L. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, especially. By incision or in intaglio. 2. That which is graved or carved. "Skillful to . . . Grave any manner of graving." (2 Chron. Ii. 14) 3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart. "New gravings upon their souls." (Eikon Basilike) Origin: From Grave to dig. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graving

graviera
gravies
gravigrade
gravigrades
gravimagnetic
gravimagnetization
gravimeter
gravimeters
gravimetric
gravimetric analyses
gravimetric analysis
gravimetrical
gravimetrically
gravimetries
gravimetry
graving (current term)
graving dock
graving tool
gravings
graviperception
graviphoton
graviphotons
graviportal
gravireaction
gravireceptors
graviscalar
graviscalars
gravitactic
gravitas
gravitases

Literary usage of Graving

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1. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1906)
"A NEW graving DOCK AT NAGASAKI, JAPAN. Discussion. ... From such small beginnings to the great graving dock described by Dr. Shiraishi is a tremendous leap, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"graving Dock. A name given, in Hydraulic Engineering, to an enclosure made on the ... There are generally several graving docks attached to naval arsenals ..."

3. New Zealand Official Yearbook by New Zealand Dept. of Statistics (1907)
"graving-DOCKS AND PATENT SLIPS. VESSELS visiting New Zealand, and requiring docking or repairs, will find ample accommodation at the principal ports of the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1871)
"... it was considered expedient to contrive the emptying of the graving-docks in conjunction with this same system, and thus save the erection of another ..."

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