[n] making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them
[n] a block or plate that has been engraved
[n] a print made from an engraving
aquatint, copperplate, dry point, etching, gravure, halftone, halftone engraving, line block, line engraving, linecut, photoengraving, plate, print, printmaking, steel engraving, steel engraving, wood block, wood engraving, woodcut
1. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc., in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper.
2. That which is engraved; an engraved plate.
3. An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print. Note: Engraving on wood is called xylography; on copper, chalcography; on stone lithography. Engravings or prints take from wood blocks are usually called wood cuts, those from stone, lithographs.