Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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ENGRA'VE, verb transitive preterit tense engraved; participle passive engraved or engraven.

Literally, to scratch or scrape. Hence,

1. To cut, as metals, stones or other hard substances, with a chisel or graver; to cut figures, letters or devices, on stone or metal; to mark by incision.

Thou shalt engrave the two stones with the names of the children of Israel. Exodus 28:11.

2. To picture or represent by incisions.

3. To imprint; to impress deeply; to infix.

Let the laws of God and the principles of morality be engraved on the minds in early years.

4. To bury; to deposit in the grave; to inter; to inhume. [Not now used.]