Definition of Carved

1. Adjective. Made for or formed by carving ('carven' is archaic or literary). "Stood as if carven from stone"

Exact synonyms: Carven
Category relationships: Literature
Similar to: Engraved, Etched, Graven, Incised, Inscribed, Graven, Sculpted, Sculptured, Lapidarian, Sliced
Antonyms: Uncarved



Definition of Carved

1. Verb. (past of carve) ¹

2. Adjective. Of an object, made by carving. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carved

1. carve [v] - See also: carve

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carved

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

Literary usage of Carved

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

1. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"The frame is plain, but the flaring skirt is cut in scrolls and carved in leaf designs. At the centre is a well-carved shell and at each end is a rosette. ..."

2. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1913)
"Internal walls were plastered above, and probably painted, whilst the lower parts were lined with stone or alabaster slabs carved with considerable freedom ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"Farther down the bank, in a small ravine called the Rawana mild, is found a prostrate figure iSi feet in length, rudely carved in bold relief on four basalt ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The Romans, who used bronze and marble for their furniture in later times, were still curious in woods, which '.veré carved or polished and reserved for ..."

5. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"Coming i bridge, he carved her initials and his in a heart. ihe watched his strong, nervous hand, with its glis- ¡ng hairs and freckles, as he carved, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... excepting among the Haida, Tlingit, and others of the north-west coast, where the great carved and painted totem poles, sometimes sixty feet in height, ..."

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