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English adjective: grave

1. grave dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises


SamplesA grave God-fearing man.
A quiet sedate nature.
As sober as a judge.
A solemn promise.
The judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence.


Synonymssedate, sober, solemn


Similarserious


Antonymsfrivolous

2. grave causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm


SamplesA dangerous operation.
A grave situation.
A grave illness.
Grievous bodily harm.
A serious wound.
A serious turn of events.
A severe case of pneumonia.
A life-threatening disease.


Synonymsdangerous, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe


Similarcritical


Antonymsnoncritical, noncrucial

3. grave of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought


SamplesGrave responsibilities.
Faced a grave decision in a time of crisis.
A grievous fault.
Heavy matters of state.
The weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference.


Synonymsgrievous, heavy, weighty


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant


English noun: grave

1. grave (time) death of a person


SamplesHe went to his grave without forgiving me.
From cradle to grave.


Broader (hypernym)death, demise, dying

2. grave (artifact) a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)


SamplesHe put flowers on his mother's grave.


Synonymstomb


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point


Narrower (hyponym)burial chamber, mastaba, mastabah, sepulcher, sepulchre, sepulture


Part holonymgravestone, headstone, tombstone

3. grave (communication) a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation


Synonymsgrave accent


Broader (hypernym)accent, accent mark


English verb: grave

1. grave (contact) shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it


SamplesShe is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband.


Synonymssculpt, sculpture


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)carve


Verb groupsculpt, sculpture

2. grave (contact) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface


SamplesEngrave a pen.
Engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's.
The lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree.


Synonymsengrave, inscribe, scratch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve, chip at


Narrower (hyponym)character


Verb groupengrave, etch









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