Definition of Carve

1. Verb. Form by carving. "Carve a flower from the ice"

Specialized synonyms: Hew, Hew Out, Grave, Sculpt, Sculpture, Fret
Generic synonyms: Cut, Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Carver, Carving



2. Verb. Engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface. "Carve one's name into the bark"
Exact synonyms: Chip At
Specialized synonyms: Chisel, Engrave, Grave, Inscribe, Scratch, Engrave, Etch
Generic synonyms: Cut
Derivative terms: Carver, Carving
Also: Chip

3. Verb. Cut to pieces. "They carve the cape "; "Father carved the ham"
Exact synonyms: Cut Up
Specialized synonyms: Shave, Filet, Fillet
Generic synonyms: Cut
Also: Carve Up
Derivative terms: Carver

Definition of Carve

1. v. t. To cut.

2. v. i. To exercise the trade of a sculptor or carver; to engrave or cut figures.

3. n. A carucate.

Definition of Carve

1. Verb. (archaic) To cut. ¹

2. Verb. To cut meat in order to serve it. ¹

3. Verb. To shape to sculptural effect. ¹

4. Verb. (snowboarding): To perform a series of turns without pivoting. When the tip and tail of the snowboard take the same path. ¹

5. Verb. (figuratively) To produce something using skill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carve

1. to form by cutting [v CARVED, CARVING, CARVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carve

caruncle
caruncles
caruncula
caruncula lacrimalis
caruncula salivaris
caruncula sublingualis
caruncular
carunculate
carunculated
carunculous
carvable
carvacrol
carvacrols
carve (current term)
carve out
carve up
carved
carved in stone
carvedilol
carvel
carvel-built
carvelbuilt
carvels
carven
carvene
carveol
carveols
carveout

Literary usage of Carve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, A Commentary by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham, Thomas Day (1812)
"But if the yongest alien the ваше carve to another in fee before the entry of the infant, and after the infant enter upon the possession of the ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"His versatile talent—he was able to etch, carve, design for cameos, or produce watercolour drawings—easily enabled him to meet his very slight expenses. ..."

3. The Huth Library: A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph by Henry Huth, Frederick Startridge Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt (1880)
"carve, THOMAS. Rerum Germanicarum ab anno 1617 ad annum 1641. gestarum Epitome. [Sine loco.] 1641. Sm. 8vo. ..."

4. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"H ow to carve a Pumpkin— A Writing Exercise in the Practical/Informative Domain By Michael Carr Teacher, Los Alamitos Elementary School, Los Alamitos ..."

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