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Grave

Definition

[n] a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone); "he put flowers on his mother's grave"
[n] a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
[n] death of a person; "he went to his grave without forgiving me"; "from cradle to grave"
[adj] causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"
[adj] of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought; "grave 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"
[adj] dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises; "a grave God-fearing man"; "a quiet sedate nature"; "as sober as a judge"; "a solemn promise"; "the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence"
[v] write upon; engrave a pen, for example
[v] shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it; "She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"

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