engrave

To engrave is to carve into something, especially stone. Sometimes people have messages engraved inside their wedding rings, their iPods, or any other rock-hard surface that can handle it.

Words are engraved on tombstones to honor the people who died. Grave used to mean “to dig or carve” but no one uses it that way anymore because they would say engrave instead. Anytime a hard surface has a message or picture cut into, it was engraved. Sometimes engraving isn’t physical. A super fun birthday when your long lost grandmother rode in on a stallion could be engraved in your mind forever. Both kinds of engraving leave an impression.

Definitions of engrave
1

v carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

engrave a pen”
engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's”
Synonyms:
grave, inscribe, scratch
etch
carve or cut a design or letters into
Types:
character
engrave or inscribe characters on
Type of:
carve, chip at
engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

v carve or cut a design or letters into

engrave the pen with the owner's name”
Synonyms:
etch
grave, inscribe, scratch
carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
Type of:
carve, chip at
engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

v carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block

engrave a letter”
Synonyms:
etch
Types:
benday
reproduce by the Benday process
stipple
engrave by means of dots and flicks
Type of:
print
make into a print

v impress or affect deeply

“The event engraved itself into her memory”
Type of:
affect, impress, move, strike
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

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