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  1. An accent used in French, Italian and other languages. è is an e with a grave accent.
    verb (graves, graving, graved or grove, graved or graven)
    1. (transitive) To dig. (Obs.) w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer.
    He hath graven and digged up a pit. "Ps. VII 16 (w:Book of Prayer, Book of Prayer).
    1. (transitive) To carve or cut, as letters or figures, on some hard substance; to engrave.
    Thou shalt take two onyx stones, and on them the names of the children of Israel. "Ex. XXVIII.,9.
    This be the verse you for me / “Here he lies where he longs to be” " w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Stevenson, Requiem
    1. (transitive) To carve out or give shape to, by cutting with a chisel; to sculpture; as, to grave an image.
    With gold men may the hearte . "w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer.
    1. (transitive) To impress deeply (on the mind); to fix indelibly.
    O! may they graven in thy heart remain. "w:Matthew Prior, Prior.
    1. (transitive) To entomb; to bury. (Obs.) "w:Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer.
    Lie full low, graved in the hollow ground. "w:William Shakespeare, Shakespeare.
    1. (context, transitive, nautical) To clean, as a vessel's bottom, of barnacles, grass, etc., and pay it over with pitch " so called because graves or greaves was formerly used for this purpose.
    2. (intransitive) To write or delineate on hard substances, by means of incised lines; to practice engraving.
    adjective (graver, gravest)
    1. (obsolete) Of great weight; heavy; ponderous.
    His shield and great. "w:George Chapman, Chapman.
    1. Of importance; momentous; weighty; influential; sedate; serious; said of character, relations, etc.; as, grave deportment, character, influence, etc.
    Most potent, , and reverend seigniors. "w:William Shakespeare, Shakespeare.
    A and prudent law, full of moral equity. "W:John Milton, Milton.
    1. Not light or gay; solemn; sober; plain; as, a grave color; a grave face.
    2. (music) Not acute or sharp; low; deep; -- said of sound; as, a grave note or key.
    The thicker the cord or string, the more is the note or tone. "w:Moore, Moore (Encyc. of Music).
    1. (music) Slow and solemn in movement.
    :: {Grave accent}. (Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2.

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